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 Canon (such as the PowerShot IXUS 145 and the PowerShot ELPH 150 IS) and Olympus (such as the VG120 and the Stylus 840)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is significantly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs super compact (98×56×20 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 125 g).

Olympus VG120

Olympus VG-120
1 year older

Significant advantages of the VG120 (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 VG120 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the VG120 and VG-180

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
1 year older
$140

Significant advantages of the DSC-W620 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (98×56×20 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 DSC-W620 (vs the VG-180)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W620 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $140.00 vs $125.01

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

common strengths of the Stylus 840 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$123

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

  • Inexpensive: $122.53 vs $125.01

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
1 year newer
$129

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: $128.86 vs $125.01

Olympus VG-140

Olympus VG-140
1 year older
$145

Significant advantages of the VG-140 (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-140 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the VG-140 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $145.00 vs $125.01

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/3.3) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), is slightly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs compact (95×57×24 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is older (january 2013 vs january 2015) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$237

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"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$118 - $133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 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-W830 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer
$167

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Smaller: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 142 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151
5 months newer
$149

Significant advantages of the FZ151 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much 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 FZ151 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the FZ151 and VG-180

  • Light weight: 180 g vs 172 g

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$135

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (97×58×20 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 S3600 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S3600 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 125 g vs 172 g

Canon IXUS 165

Canon IXUS 165
1 year newer
$200

Significant advantages of the IXUS 165 (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
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 165 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 165 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 128 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 0.9" 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 better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011), is thinner (1.1" vs 2.1") 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 much larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)) and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 105 g).

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 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

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 prosumer size (129×98×78 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($125.01 vs $387.50) 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 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older
$400 (body only)
$450 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the VG-180)

  • 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 T3i (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)

common strengths of the T3i and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $400.00 vs $125.01

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$419 (body only)
$400 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the VG-180)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the D3300 and VG-180

  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 172 g
  • Inexpensive: $339.95 vs $125.01

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
8 months newer
$412 - $597 (body only)
$350 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the VG-180)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)

common strengths of the D5300 and VG-180

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 172 g
  • Inexpensive: $350.00 vs $125.01

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months older
$388 (body only)
$490 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)

common strengths of the D5200 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $387.50 vs $125.01