As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Olympus VG-150 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, compacts, travel zooms and digicams. The Olympus VG-150's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VG-170 and the VH-210) and Nikon (such as the D5300)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-150 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2012 vs february 2010).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Olympus VG110

Olympus VG-110
1 year older
$70

Significant advantages of the VG110 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG110 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG110 and VG-150

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
1 year older
$150

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and VG-150

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-150 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (92×54×20 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3") and is much lighter (105 g vs 480 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$445 (body only)
$500 - $514 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the VG-150)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the VG-150)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 480 g vs 105 g

common strengths of the D5300 and VG-150

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 105 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-150 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 36 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×54×20 mm) vs compact (104×63×22 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9") and is slightly lighter (105 g vs 147 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 5x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
similar age

Significant advantages of the VG-170 (vs the VG-150)

  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the VG-170 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-170 and VG-150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (104×63×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Olympus VH-210

Olympus VH-210
similar age
$169

Significant advantages of the VH-210 (vs the VG-150)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the VH-210 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the VH-210 and VG-150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (101×60×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Olympus T110

Olympus  T-110
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T110 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T110 (vs the VG-150)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 27 mm
  • Less zoom: 3x vs 4x

common strengths of the T110 and VG-150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×60×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Olympus VG-180

Olympus VG-180
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the VG-180 (vs the VG-150)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x

Significant disadvantages of the VG-180 (vs the VG-150)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 172 g vs 105 g

common strengths of the VG-180 and VG-150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix JX370

Fujifilm FinePix JX370
4 months older
$240

Significant advantages of the JX370 (vs the VG-150)

  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the JX370 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the JX370 and VG-150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-150 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in flash, is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×54×20 mm) vs compact (100×65×26 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1") and is significantly lighter (105 g vs 190 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (4x vs 8x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 25 mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots).

Olympus VH-510

Olympus VH-510
similar age

Significant advantages of the VH-510 (vs the VG-150)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 4x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the VH-510 (vs the VG-150)

  • No built-in flash
  • Larger: Compact (100×65×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 190 g vs 105 g

common strengths of the VH-510 and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×65×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 190 g vs 105 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-150 compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (january 2012 vs july 2011).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Olympus VG-145

Olympus VG-145
5 months older

Significant advantages of the VG-145 (vs the VG-150)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the VG-145 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-145 and VG-150

  • Each has a built-in flash