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 VG-170 and the VG-160) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W810)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital), creates panoramas in-camera, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 4 cm), is newer (january, 2013 vs august, 2006) and is slightly less expensive ($58.73 vs $229.95).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs super compact 93x52x22 mm) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 10 fps).

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
1 year older
$92

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: $92.09 vs $58.73
arrow Compare the VG-170 vs the VG-180

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$112

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 96x57x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • 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: $112.39 vs $58.73
arrow Compare the VG-160 vs the VG-180

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
1 year older
$230

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 96x57x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 4 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 vs the Olympus VG-180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year newer
$98

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 93x52x22 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $98.00 vs $58.73
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus FE-190

Olympus FE-190
6 years older

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 91x59x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • 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 Sensor shift
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the FE-190 and VG-180

  • None found
arrow Compare the FE-190 vs the VG-180

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
7 months older
$498

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 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 has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, significantly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and is newer (january, 2013 vs july, 2011).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), is significantly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs ultra compact 50x22x54 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't take 3D photos and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 108 g).

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
$78

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"
  • Lighter: 108 g vs 172 g

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

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the ST72 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Samsung ST72 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
  • Significantly 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

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the VG-180)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-WX30 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 Cybershot DSC-WX30 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus FE-280

Olympus FE-280
5 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-280 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 92x56x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Lighter: 108 g vs 172 g
  • Thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the FE-280 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the FE-280 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the FE-280 vs the VG-180

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
similar age
$78

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 114 g vs 172 g

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the ST150F and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Samsung ST150F vs the Olympus 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/3.4) and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 20x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), is slightly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs compact 96x55x25 mm) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 10 fps).

Panasonic Lumix SZ8

Panasonic Lumix SZ8
1 year newer
$95 - $129

Significant advantages of the SZ8 (vs the VG-180)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 1.4 fps
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the SZ8 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ8 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $95.00 vs $58.73
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix SZ8 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370
similar age
$79

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

  • None found

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: $78.90 vs $58.73
arrow Compare the VR-370 vs the VG-180

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
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • 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

Fujifilm FinePix T500

Fujifilm FinePix T500
similar age
$54 - $68

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 99x57x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

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

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the T500 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $54.00 vs $58.73
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix T500 vs the Olympus VG-180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

Canon PowerShot ELPH 135
1 year newer
$99 - $153

Significant advantages of the ELPH 135 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 95x54x22 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 135 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the ELPH 135 and VG-180

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $58.73
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 vs the Olympus VG-180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
similar age
$349

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 5x
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the VG-180)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 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 111x75x91 mm), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.6"), is significantly lighter (172 g vs 508 g) and is slightly less expensive ($58.73 vs $196.95).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 34.8x), 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 much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$180 - $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: $179.99 vs $58.73
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs the Olympus VG-180

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$197 - $227

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • More zoom: 34.8x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 508 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the L830 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Inexpensive: $196.95 vs $58.73
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs the Olympus VG-180