As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-140 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Olympus VG-140's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VG-150 and the VG120)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-140 compared to other compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and is newer (january 2012 vs august 2007).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift).

Olympus VG120

Olympus VG-120
10 months older

Significant advantages of the VG120 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG120 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG120 and VG-140

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Olympus Stylus 830

Olympus Stylus 830
4 years older
$360

Significant advantages of the Stylus 830 (vs the VG-140)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 830 (vs the VG-140)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the Stylus 830 and VG-140

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×55×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-140 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has image stabilization (digital vs none).

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
similar age

Significant advantages of the VG-150 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-150 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-150 and VG-140

  • None found