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-W380) and Kodak (such as the PixPro FZ151)

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 better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) 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 slightly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs super compact (95×58×21 mm)), is older (january 2013 vs january 2015), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 125 g).

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
1 year older

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year newer
$109

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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$87

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the VG-180)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and VG-180

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$152

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

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
3 years newer
$125

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (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 Coolpix A100 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and VG-180

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$94

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the VG-180)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the L31 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 is newer (january 2013 vs january 2010) 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), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is significantly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)) and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 117 g).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$90 - $107

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-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

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
similar age
$325

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F 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/3.3) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and is older (january 2013 vs january 2014).

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151
5 months newer
$99

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • 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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer
$351

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

  • 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

  • None found

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
similar age
$231

Significant advantages of the SZ-15 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-15 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ-15 and VG-180

  • None found

Samsung WB50F

Samsung WB50F
1 year newer
$329

Significant advantages of the WB50F (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the WB50F (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB50F and VG-180

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$118 - $128

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

  • 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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
1 year newer
$150

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and VG-180

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to digicam competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (january 2013 vs august 2016).

Samsung ST ST76

Samsung ST76
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ST76 (vs the VG-180)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the ST76 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST76 and VG-180

  • None found

Samsung ST66

Samsung ST66
1 year older
$150

Significant advantages of the ST66 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST66 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the ST66 and VG-180

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
3 years newer
$157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the VG-180)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and VG-180

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 172 g