As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-180 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Olympus VG-180's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-W610 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W810) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix JZ700 and the FinePix T550)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 32 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs january 2011) 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 720p @ 30fps), is significantly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs super compact (95×58×21 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 125 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year newer
$94

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: $93.50 vs $129.99

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$167

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×58×21 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 S2700 (vs the VG-180)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S2700 and VG-180

  • None found

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
2 years older
$193

Significant advantages of the A3300 IS (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the A3300 IS (vs the VG-180)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A3300 IS and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S2600 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×58×20 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 S2600 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the S2600 and VG-180

  • None found

Pentax Optio M85

Pentax Optio M85
3 years older

Significant advantages of the M85 (vs the VG-180)

  • Smaller: Compact (93×58×24 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the M85 (vs the VG-180)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the M85 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus FE-190

Olympus FE-190
6 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-190 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (91×59×19 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the FE-190 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the FE-190 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 is newer (january 2013 vs february 2012).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs compact (94×58×26 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

Fujifilm FinePix JZ700
similar age

Significant advantages of the JZ700 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Smaller: Compact (99×57×23 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the JZ700 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the JZ700 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×57×23 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 134 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm FinePix T550

Fujifilm FinePix T550
similar age
$249

Significant advantages of the T550 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (99×57×19 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the T550 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the T550 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×57×19 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 141 g vs 172 g

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
1 year older
$220

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6300 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Compact (94×58×26 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$232

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 127 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix S9200

Nikon Coolpix S9200
1 year older
$390

Significant advantages of the S9200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • More zoom: 18x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the S9200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S9200 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus VR-350

Olympus VR-350
1 year older
$139

Significant advantages of the VR-350 (vs the VG-180)

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

Significant disadvantages of the VR-350 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-350 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 170 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs january 2010), is slightly less expensive ($129.99 vs $985.98) 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), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly 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) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year older
$145

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

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

Fujifilm FinePix F440 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix F440 Zoom
8 years older

Significant advantages of the F440 Zoom (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the F440 Zoom (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the F440 Zoom and VG-180

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W380 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
similar age
$986

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 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 has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, is much smaller (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs professional size (136×107×76 mm)), is much less expensive ($129.99 vs $779.00) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3.1").

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 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year older
$598 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the D5100 and VG-180

  • None found

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$779 - $997 (body only)
$1,109 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the D7200 and VG-180

  • None found