As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-180 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms, super zooms and digicams. The Olympus VG-180's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VG-170 and the VG-160) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W710)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2008).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs super compact 97x55x20 mm), doesn't take 3D photos, 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
$147

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

  • Takes 3D photos

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

  • Inexpensive: $146.93 vs $58.81
arrow Compare the VG-170 vs the VG-180

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$89 - $100

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 96x57x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • 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

  • Good macro capabilities: 2 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $89.00 vs $58.81
arrow Compare the VG-160 vs the VG-180

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 FE-190

Olympus FE-190
6 years older

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

  • None found
arrow Compare the FE-190 vs the VG-180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
similar age
$85 - $98

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 97x55x20 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 114 g vs 172 g

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-W710 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $85.03 vs $58.81
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710 vs the Olympus VG-180

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$88

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L28 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the L28 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $87.99 vs $58.81
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L28 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) and is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2012).

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

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$97

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

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 108 g vs 172 g

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Sensor shift
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Samsung ST72 vs the Olympus VG-180

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

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
1 year older
$139 - $160

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 91x51x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 116 g vs 172 g

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the VG-180)

  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the W570 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-W570 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 vs the Olympus VG-180

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
similar age
$119

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

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

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the FH10 and VG-180

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3
5 months newer
$91

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS3 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1980 x 1080 vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 92x54x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS3 (vs the VG-180)

  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DMC-XS3 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3 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 creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), is slightly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs super compact 95x54x22 mm), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is older (january, 2013 vs january, 2014) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
1 year newer
$129 - $162

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 95x54x22 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

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
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS vs the Olympus VG-180

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)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 93x52x22 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

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 $58.81
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370
similar age
$79 - $136

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-370 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $79.00 vs $58.81
arrow Compare the VR-370 vs the VG-180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer
$129 - $130

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

  • None found

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

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS vs the Olympus VG-180

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$110

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 92x52x21 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

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: $109.64 vs $58.81
arrow Compare the Canon IXUS 132 vs the Olympus VG-180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
1 year newer
$179 - $204

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the 340 HS and VG-180

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS vs the Olympus VG-180

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is significantly smaller (compact 104x60x28 mm vs professional size 123x87x106 mm), creates panoramas in-camera, is newer (january, 2013 vs september, 2012) and is thinner (1.1" vs 4.2").

However, on average it has much less zoom (5x vs 50x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 22 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
similar age
$222

Significant advantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Better wide angle: 22 mm vs 26 mm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 123x83x87 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Much heavier: 530 g vs 172 g
  • Significantly thicker: 3.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-H200 and VG-180

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 vs the Olympus VG-180

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
4 months older
$399 - $400

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the VG-180)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 5x
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger: Professional size 123x87x106 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and VG-180

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 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 better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, is newer (january, 2013 vs july, 2011) and is slightly less expensive ($58.81 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 slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0") and doesn't take 3D photos.

Olympus VR-360

Olympus VR-360
1 year older
$183

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

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

Olympus VG-145

Olympus VG-145
1 year older

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

  • 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