The Olympus VG-150 is mostly gets compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, compacts and digicams. The Olympus VG-150's top rivals come from Canon (such as the ELPH 310 HS and the EOS Rebel T6i) and Olympus (such as the VH-210 and the VR-360)

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 24.1 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$299 (body only)
$419 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the VG-150)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the VG-150)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 505 g vs 105 g

common strengths of the D3200 and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 105 g

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
3 years newer
$649 - $750 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 toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-150 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (january 2012 vs august 2011) and is slightly lighter (105 g vs 140 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs LensSensor shift).

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
4 months older
$240

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)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 105 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-150 compared to compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×54×20 mm) vs compact (59×96×29 mm)), is newer (january 2012 vs february 2006), is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9") and is slightly lighter (105 g vs 148 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital).

Olympus VH-210

Olympus VH-210
similar age
$154

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

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • 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

  • Fairly small: Super compact (101×60×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 138 g vs 105 g

Casio Exilim EX-Z60

Casio Exilim EX-Z60
5 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z60 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z60 (vs the VG-150)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 27 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Lower true resolution: 5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the EX-Z60 and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×61×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 148 g vs 105 g

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"
  • Heavier: 161 g vs 105 g

common strengths of the L27 and VG-150

  • None found

Casio QV-R200

Casio QV-R200
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the QV-R200 (vs the VG-150)

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

Significant disadvantages of the QV-R200 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the QV-R200 and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×58×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 105 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
similar age
$129

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the VG-150)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the VG-150)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (96×60×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the L25 and VG-150

  • None found

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
similar age
$300

Significant advantages of the VG-160 (vs the VG-150)

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

Significant disadvantages of the VG-160 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-160 and VG-150

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 125 g vs 105 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, compared to digicam competitors the Olympus VG-150 has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots).

Olympus VR-360

Olympus VR-360
similar age
$369

Significant advantages of the VR-360 (vs the VG-150)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the VR-360 (vs the VG-150)

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-360 and VG-150

  • None found