As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Olympus VG-150 is also often compared to compacts, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Olympus VG-150's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the T110 and the Stylus 700) and Canon (such as the ELPH 310 HS)

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 january 2010).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
10 months older

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and VG-150

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
2 years older

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 toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-150 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 36 mm) and is newer (january 2012 vs august 2010).

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

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"

Olympus Stylus 700

Olympus Stylus 700
6 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 700 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 700 (vs the VG-150)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 27 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the Stylus 700 and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 105 g

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600
similar age

Significant advantages of the S2600 (vs the VG-150)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S2600 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2600 and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 121 g vs 105 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm Finepix JX500

Fujifilm Finepix JX500
similar age
$212

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)
  • Light weight: 113 g vs 105 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Olympus VG-140

Olympus VG-140
similar age

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

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-140 and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 125 g vs 105 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
similar age

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • 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

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×63×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 147 g vs 105 g
  • 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 is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×54×20 mm) vs compact (104×60×28 mm)), is newer (january 2012 vs august 2011), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (105 g vs 170 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 24 mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
4 months older

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the VG-150)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the 310 HS and VG-150

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 105 g

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 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
$500 - $697 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the D5300 and VG-150

  • Light weight: 480 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 much 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
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-145 and VG-150

  • None found