As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-180 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Olympus VG-180's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W810) and Olympus (such as the Stylus SZ-15 and the VH-510)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital), is newer (january 2013 vs january 2008) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), is slightly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs super compact (95×59×20 mm)) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year newer
$111

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the VG-180)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $110.56 vs $98.88

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$300

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the VG-160 and VG-180

  • None found

Samsung NV7 OPS

Samsung NV7 OPS
6 years older

Significant advantages of the NV7 OPS (vs the VG-180)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the NV7 OPS (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much heavier: 290 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the NV7 OPS and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus Stylus 840

Olympus Stylus 840
5 years older

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

  • Smaller: Compact (96×57×24 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

common strengths of the Stylus 840 and VG-180

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
1 year newer
$131

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the VG-180)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the S2900 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $130.68 vs $98.88

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
1 year older
$154

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the VG-170 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $154.41 vs $98.88

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs january 2012) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), is much larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×13 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70
1 year older
$218

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX70 and VG-180

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $120

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus VG110

Olympus VG-110
2 years older
$120

Significant advantages of the VG110 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG110 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG110 and VG-180

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year older
$192

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and VG-180

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year older
$225

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older
$180

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-150 and VG-180

  • None found

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/3.4) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
similar age
$220

Significant advantages of the SZ-15 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-15 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ-15 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus VH-510

Olympus VH-510
9 months older

Significant advantages of the VH-510 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the VH-510 (vs the VG-180)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the VH-510 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-340 and VG-180

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
1 year newer
$145

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and VG-180

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix T350

Fujifilm FinePix T350
1 year older
$140

Significant advantages of the T350 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the T350 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the T350 and VG-180

  • None found

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$125

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)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and VG-180

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs none), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, is newer (january 2013 vs january 2008) and is much smaller (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12.2 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 3.5 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
5 years older
$650 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the VG-180)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the VG-180)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 524 g vs 172 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to digicam competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (january 2013 vs january 2012).

However, on average it 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
1 year older
$125

Significant advantages of the VR-360 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the VR-360 (vs the VG-180)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the VR-360 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $124.83 vs $98.88

Samsung ST200F

Samsung ST200F
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ST200F (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the ST200F (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST200F and VG-180

  • None found