As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-180 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and digicams. The Olympus VG-180's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 150 IS and the PowerShot IXUS 145) and Olympus (such as the VG-170 and the VG120)

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 none) and is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs compact (104×63×22 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Olympus VG-170

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1 year older
$104

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

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

  • None found

Olympus VG120

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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

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

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1 year newer
$650

Significant advantages of the TG-3 (vs the VG-180)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the TG-3 (vs the VG-180)

  • Heavier: 247 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the TG-3 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus FE-47

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-47 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-47 (vs the VG-180)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the FE-47 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus Stylus 840

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

  • 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

Canon PowerShot A2500

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similar age
$357

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the VG-180)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A2500 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 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), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs compact (95×57×24 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and is older (january 2013 vs february 2014).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

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1 year newer

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

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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"

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

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1 year newer

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

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

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

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • 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"

Kodak PixPro FZ151

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5 months newer
$122 - $128

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm
  • 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

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs june 2004) 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 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), doesn't have a touch screen and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

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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-WX70

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1 year older

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

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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

Pentax Optio S1

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the S1 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S1 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the S1 and VG-180

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (january 2013 vs january 2012).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Samsung ST200F

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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