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 Stylus 840 and the VG-170) and Samsung (such as the ST72 and the ST150F)

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 98x56x21 mm), doesn't take 3D photos, is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 125 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

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$79

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 98x56x21 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the A2500 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $78.88 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs the Olympus 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

  • Good macro capabilities: 2 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $79.00 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the VG-160 vs the VG-180

Kodak PixPro FZ41

Kodak PixPro FZ41
5 months newer
$70

Significant advantages of the FZ41 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lighter: 116 g vs 172 g

Significant disadvantages of the FZ41 (vs the VG-180)

  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the FZ41 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $69.99 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Kodak PixPro FZ41 vs the Olympus 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
  • Lighter: 114 g vs 172 g
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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: $84.99 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710 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 creates panoramas in-camera, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2010).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), is significantly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs ultra compact 93x52x17 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't take 3D photos and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7").

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$74

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas
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

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
similar age
$75 - $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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Samsung ST150F vs the Olympus VG-180

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
1 year older
$138

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the VG-180)

  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the WX50 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-WX50 vs the Olympus VG-180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
3 years older

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

  • Significantly 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

common strengths of the DSC-W320 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 4 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320 vs the Olympus VG-180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 95x55x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W310 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 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), creates panoramas in-camera, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 3 cm) and is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2012).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps) and has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0").

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$98 - $129

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

  • None found

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: $98.00 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 vs the Olympus VG-180

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$138

Significant advantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older
$80

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the VR-340 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $79.90 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the VR-340 vs the VG-180

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
similar age
$92 - $149

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

  • Significantly 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: $91.99 vs $108.76
arrow Compare the Stylus SZ-15 vs the VG-180

Fujifilm FinePix T350

Fujifilm FinePix T350
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T350 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the T350 (vs the VG-180)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the T350 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix T350 vs the Olympus VG-180

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to digicam competitors include: it creates panoramas in-camera, significantly 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 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0") and lacks a built in HDR feature.

Samsung ST66

Samsung ST66
1 year older

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

  • None found

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

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the ST66 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Samsung ST66 vs the Olympus VG-180

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 $108.76
arrow Compare the Ricoh HZ15 vs the Olympus VG-180