As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-180 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and digicams. The Olympus VG-180's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W830) and Olympus (such as the VG-170 and the FE-190)

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/3.5), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera and significantly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 10 cm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), is slightly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs super compact 93x52x22 mm), doesn't take 3D photos, is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 120 g).

Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L27
similar age
$63

Significant advantages of the L27 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the L27 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Worse image stabilization: Digital vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the L27 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $62.72 vs $60.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year newer
$98 - $100

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 93x52x22 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $98.00 vs $60.99

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
1 year older
$94

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Inexpensive: $93.99 vs $60.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
similar age
$108

Significant advantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 97x55x20 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the VG-180)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Worse image stabilization: Digital vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the DSC-W710 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $107.51 vs $60.99

Olympus FE-190

Olympus FE-190
6 years older
$70

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

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

common strengths of the FE-190 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $70.00 vs $60.99

Olympus TG310

Olympus TG-310
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TG310 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Shoots faster: 5.9 fps vs 1.4 fps
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG310 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the TG310 and VG-180

  • None found

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 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 significantly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs ultra compact 50x22x54 mm), is significantly heavier (172 g vs 105 g) and significantly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$68 - $78

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

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact 50x22x54 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift

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

  • Much thicker: 2.1" vs 1.1"
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and VG-180

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • In-camera panoramas

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older
$77

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
  • Significantly 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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $76.95 vs $60.99

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
similar age
$80

Significant advantages of the FH10 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 93x55x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the FH10 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the FH10 and VG-180

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Inexpensive: $79.95 vs $60.99

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), creates panoramas in-camera and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), is slightly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs compact 95x56x23 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 11 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$98 - $115

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 93x52x22 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $98.00 vs $60.99

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer
$109

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

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Smaller: Compact 95x56x23 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $109.00 vs $60.99

Olympus VH-520

Olympus VH-520
similar age
$79

Significant advantages of the VH-520 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 240fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 15 fps vs 1.4 fps

Significant disadvantages of the VH-520 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the VH-520 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $79.44 vs $60.99

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$140

Significant advantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 93x52x23 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas

Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR
1 year older

Significant advantages of the F665 EXR (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the F665 EXR (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the F665 EXR and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$176

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 95x54x22 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

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

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Worse image stabilization: Digital vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and VG-180

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/4.0), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 39 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), is slightly smaller (compact 104x60x28 mm vs standard size 131x47x81 mm) and has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't take 3D photos and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Olympus VR-360

Olympus VR-360
1 year older
$121

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

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

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

common strengths of the VR-360 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $121.28 vs $60.99

Kodak DC200

Kodak DC200
15 years older

Significant advantages of the DC200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DC200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/4.0 vs f/2.8
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the DC200 and VG-180

  • None found