As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-180 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms, mirrorless and digicams. The Olympus VG-180's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus 840 and the VG-170) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the NEX-F3)

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/3.2), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital), 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 @ 25fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), is slightly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs super compact 98x56x21 mm), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 141 g).

Olympus Stylus 840

Olympus Stylus 840
5 years older

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

  • None found

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the Stylus 840 and VG-180

  • None found
arrow Compare the Stylus 840 vs the VG-180

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
1 year older

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • 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

  • None found
arrow Compare the VG-170 vs the VG-180

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$79 - $100

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 96x57x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly 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

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $78.99 vs $58.58
arrow Compare the VG-160 vs the VG-180

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$80

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 98x56x21 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the A2500 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $79.99 vs $58.58
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs the Olympus VG-180

Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L27
similar age
$68

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

  • None found

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

  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the L27 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $67.73 vs $58.58
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L27 vs the Olympus VG-180

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
2 years older
$159

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP5 (vs the VG-180)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 101x58x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP5 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DMC-FP5 and VG-180

  • None found
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 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 slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), is significantly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs ultra compact 92x52x13 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 10 fps).

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
$75

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

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

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

  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the ST72 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.5 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Samsung ST72 vs the Olympus VG-180

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
similar age
$105

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

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 93x55x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 100 g vs 172 g
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the FH10 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix FH10 vs the Olympus VG-180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70
1 year older
$100 - $170

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact 92x52x13 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the VG-180)

  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-WX70 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 vs the Olympus VG-180

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
similar age
$80 - $90

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

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

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

  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the ST150F and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.5 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Samsung ST150F vs the Olympus VG-180

Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F
similar age
$98 - $99

Significant advantages of the WB30F (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 98x58x17 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the WB30F (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB30F and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Samsung WB30F 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/3.3) and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

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), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 15 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370
similar age
$79 - $109

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-370 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the VR-370 vs the VG-180

Canon IXUS 135

Canon IXUS 135
similar age
$283

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the IXUS 135 and VG-180

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Canon IXUS 135 vs the Olympus VG-180

Fujifilm FinePix T500

Fujifilm FinePix T500
similar age
$75

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

  • Takes 3D photos

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the T500 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $74.95 vs $58.58
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix T500 vs the Olympus VG-180

Nikon Coolpix L620

Nikon Coolpix L620
6 months newer
$140 - $167

Significant advantages of the L620 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L620 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the L620 and VG-180

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L620 vs the Olympus VG-180

Fujifilm FinePix T550

Fujifilm FinePix T550
similar age
$66 - $157

Significant advantages of the T550 (vs the VG-180)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the T550 (vs the VG-180)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the T550 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $66.09 vs $58.58
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix T550 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus VH-520

Olympus VH-520
similar age
$96

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 240fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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: $95.99 vs $58.58
arrow Compare the VH-520 vs the VG-180

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, is newer (january, 2013 vs september, 2011), is slightly less expensive ($58.58 vs $417.09) and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.7").

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 significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16 MP).

Sony NEX-F3

Sony NEX-F3
9 months older
$417 - $730 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-F3 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-F3 (vs the VG-180)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Heavier: 314 g vs 172 g
  • Thicker: 1.7" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the NEX-F3 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $417.09 vs $58.58
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Sony NEX-F3 vs the Olympus VG-180

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1
1 year older
$199 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J1 (vs the VG-180)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 1.4 fps
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the J1 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the J1 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Compact 106x61x29 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Inexpensive: $198.99 vs $58.58
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"
arrow Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs the Olympus VG-180

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2012) and is slightly less expensive ($58.58 vs $183.44).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), lacks a built in HDR feature and doesn't take 3D photos.

Olympus VG-145

Olympus VG-145
1 year older

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the VG-145 and VG-180

  • None found
arrow Compare the VG-145 vs the VG-180

Ricoh HZ15

Ricoh HZ15
7 months newer
$127

Significant advantages of the HZ15 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the HZ15 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the HZ15 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $126.87 vs $58.58
arrow Compare the Ricoh HZ15 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus VR-360

Olympus VR-360
1 year older
$183

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly 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

  • None found
arrow Compare the VR-360 vs the VG-180