As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Olympus VG-150 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Olympus VG-150's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v and the Cyber-shot DSC-W310) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L27 and the Coolpix L25)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-150 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (january 2012 vs january 2010) and is slightly lighter (105 g vs 137 g).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
2 years older
$139

Significant advantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W310 and VG-150

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-150 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact (92×54×20 mm) vs compact (104×60×28 mm)), is newer (january 2012 vs january 2010), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is significantly lighter (105 g vs 200 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the VG-150)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a GPS
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the VG-150)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 200 g vs 105 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)

Olympus VR-350

Olympus VR-350
similar age

Significant advantages of the VR-350 (vs the VG-150)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the VR-350 (vs the VG-150)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 170 g vs 105 g

common strengths of the VR-350 and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 170 g vs 105 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

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 professional size (132×101×78 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (105 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
3 years newer
$484 (body only)
$749 - $798 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the VG-150)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the VG-150)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 105 g

common strengths of the T6i and VG-150

  • None found

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 28 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×54×20 mm) vs compact (59×96×29 mm)), is newer (january 2012 vs february 2011), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (105 g vs 161 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L27
1 year newer
$99

Significant advantages of the L27 (vs the VG-150)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the L27 (vs the VG-150)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (59×96×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the L27 and VG-150

  • Light weight: 161 g vs 105 g

Fujifilm FinePix JX370

Fujifilm FinePix JX370
4 months older
$240

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

  • 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

  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 124 g vs 105 g
  • Thin: 0.9" 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

common strengths of the T110 and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Compact (93×60×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 135 g vs 105 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year older
$149

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the VG-150)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the 100 HS and VG-150

  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 105 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
3 years older
$384

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the VG-150)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the VG-150)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (109×60×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 265 g vs 105 g

common strengths of the DMC-LX3 and VG-150

  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm Finepix JX500

Fujifilm Finepix JX500
similar age
$130

Significant advantages of the JX500 (vs the VG-150)

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the JX500 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the JX500 and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Very light: 113 g vs 105 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"