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 Olympus (such as the VG-160 and the Stylus 840) 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 a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital), creates panoramas in-camera and significantly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), is slightly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs super compact 94x57x20 mm), doesn't take 3D photos, is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 125 g).

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$108

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 96x57x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

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

  • Worse image stabilization: Digital vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the VG-160 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $108.06 vs $61.99

Olympus Stylus 840

Olympus Stylus 840
5 years older

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

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Smaller: Compact 96x56x24 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly 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

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 $61.99

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
1 year older
$65

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: $64.95 vs $61.99

Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L27
similar age
$75

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: $75.00 vs $61.99

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$140

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 94x57x20 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the S2700 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $139.99 vs $61.99

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), is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2012) 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), is significantly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs ultra compact 91x53x17 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is significantly 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
  • 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
3 years older
$132

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact 93x52x17 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 117 g vs 172 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the VG-180)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Worse macro capability: 4 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-W320 and VG-180

  • Built-in flashes
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 4 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $132.19 vs $61.99

Samsung ST95

Samsung ST95
1 year older
$170

Significant advantages of the ST95 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact 91x53x17 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the ST95 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Worse image stabilization: Digital vs Sensor shift
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the ST95 and VG-180

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Sensor shift
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$90

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

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

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

  • Worse image stabilization: Digital vs Sensor shift
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the ST72 and VG-180

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Sensor shift
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
similar age
$91

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: $91.10 vs $61.99

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older
$75

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: $74.96 vs $61.99

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/3.2), creates panoramas in-camera and is slightly less expensive ($61.99 vs $149.95).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (january, 2013 vs january, 2014).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$320

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

  • None found

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

  • 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

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$99

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the VG-180)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and VG-180

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $98.63 vs $61.99

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
1 year newer
$278

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the VG-180)

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and VG-180

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$108 - $118

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

  • 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: $108.00 vs $61.99

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
1 year older
$130

Significant advantages of the A4000 IS (vs the VG-180)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the A4000 IS (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the A4000 IS and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $129.95 vs $61.99

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
similar age
$85

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

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the SZ-15 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
  • Inexpensive: $85.00 vs $61.99

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/3.5), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2012) and is thinner (1.1" vs 2").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't take 3D photos.

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the S5200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S5200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S5200 and VG-180

  • Light weight: 146 g vs 172 g
  • Inexpensive: $109.95 vs $61.99

Olympus VR-360

Olympus VR-360
1 year older
$205

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: $123.29 vs $61.99