As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-180 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and super zooms. The Olympus VG-180's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus 840 and the VG-170) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the Cybershot W560)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to other compact competitors include: it creates panoramas in-camera, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2008).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), is slightly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs super compact 94x57x20 mm), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't take 3D photos.

Olympus Stylus 840

Olympus Stylus 840
5 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 840 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 840 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the Stylus 840 and VG-180

  • None found
arrow Compare the Stylus 840 vs the VG-180

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
1 year older
$147

Significant advantages of the VG-170 (vs the VG-180)

  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the VG-170 (vs the VG-180)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the VG-170 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $146.93 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the VG-170 vs the VG-180

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$89 - $100

Significant advantages of the VG-160 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 96x57x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the VG-160 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-160 and VG-180

  • Good macro capabilities: 2 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $89.00 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the VG-160 vs the VG-180

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 94x57x20 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the VG-180)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the S2700 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S2700 vs the Olympus VG-180

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$88

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L28 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the L28 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $87.99 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L28 vs the Olympus VG-180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
1 year older
$209

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 93x57x20 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and VG-180

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs the Olympus VG-180

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it creates panoramas in-camera, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2012).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), is significantly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs ultra compact 50x22x54 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$78

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact 50x22x54 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much thicker: 2.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W800 vs the Olympus VG-180

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$97

Significant advantages of the ST72 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 108 g vs 172 g

Significant disadvantages of the ST72 (vs the VG-180)

  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the ST72 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Sensor shift
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Samsung ST72 vs the Olympus VG-180

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3
5 months newer
$179

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS3 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1980 x 1080 vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 92x54x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS3 (vs the VG-180)

  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DMC-XS3 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3 vs the Olympus VG-180

Samsung PL120

Samsung PL120
1 year older
$99

Significant advantages of the PL120 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x54x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the PL120 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the PL120 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Sensor shift
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Samsung PL120 vs the Olympus VG-180

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year older
$199

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the VG-180)

  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the WX50 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older

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

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 92x54x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 105 g vs 172 g
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the VG-150 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the VG-150 vs the VG-180

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), creates panoramas in-camera and is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2011).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 10.5 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
1 year newer
$179 - $204

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the 340 HS and VG-180

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370
similar age
$79

Significant advantages of the VR-370 (vs the VG-180)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the VR-370 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-370 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $79.00 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the VR-370 vs the VG-180

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the VG-180)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and VG-180

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $109.64 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Canon IXUS 132 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus VR320

Olympus VR-320
2 years older
$104 - $129

Significant advantages of the VR320 (vs the VG-180)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the VR320 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the VR320 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $104.00 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the VR320 vs the VG-180

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS
similar age
$183 - $299

Significant advantages of the SH-50 iHS (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SH-50 iHS (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the SH-50 iHS and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Stylus SH-50 iHS vs the VG-180

Fujifilm FinePix T500

Fujifilm FinePix T500
similar age
$62 - $70

Significant advantages of the T500 (vs the VG-180)

  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the T500 (vs the VG-180)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the T500 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $62.08 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix T500 vs the Olympus VG-180

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact 104x60x28 mm vs prosumer size 123x83x87 mm), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.4") and is significantly lighter (172 g vs 530 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 29.3x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 22 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$160 - $279

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 470 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the L820 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Inexpensive: $159.95 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs the Olympus VG-180

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
similar age
$222

Significant advantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Better wide angle: 22 mm vs 26 mm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 123x83x87 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Much heavier: 530 g vs 172 g
  • Significantly thicker: 3.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-H200 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $221.59 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 vs the Olympus VG-180