As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-180 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts, super zooms and digicams. The Olympus VG-180's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus 840 and the VG-160) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S2700 and the Coolpix S6500)

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 none), creates panoramas in-camera and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 3 cm).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs super compact 94x57x20 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
  • 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
arrow Compare the Stylus 840 vs the VG-180

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$65 - $100

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

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good macro capabilities: 2 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the VG-160 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
  • Significantly 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
arrow Compare the VG-170 vs the VG-180

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$76 - $110

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 94x57x20 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 125 g vs 172 g

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: $75.95 vs $69.99
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S2700 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus FE5030

Olympus FE-5030
3 years older
$144

Significant advantages of the FE5030 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 94x55x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 124 g vs 172 g

Significant disadvantages of the FE5030 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the FE5030 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the FE5030 vs the VG-180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year newer
$128 - $159

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 93x52x22 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Lighter: 120 g vs 172 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $127.61 vs $69.99
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810 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), has a built-in flash, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and is newer (january, 2013 vs april, 2012).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Olympus VH-510

Olympus VH-510
9 months older
$129 - $140

Significant advantages of the VH-510 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the VH-510 (vs the VG-180)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the VH-510 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the VH-510 vs the VG-180

Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

Fujifilm FinePix JZ700
similar age
$198

Significant advantages of the JZ700 (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 JZ700 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the JZ700 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix JZ700 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older
$70

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: $70.00 vs $69.99
arrow Compare the VR-340 vs the VG-180

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500
similar age
$94 - $167

Significant advantages of the S6500 (vs the VG-180)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S6500 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6500 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $94.00 vs $69.99
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6500 vs the Olympus VG-180

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$92

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
  • Inexpensive: $91.95 vs $69.99
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS
similar age
$159 - $229

Significant advantages of the SZ-16 iHS (vs the VG-180)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-16 iHS (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ-16 iHS and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Stylus SZ-16 iHS vs the VG-180

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 29 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, much closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 10 cm) and is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2011).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), is significantly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs ultra compact 77x51x17 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7").

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$147

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

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

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

  • Significantly 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

Nikon Coolpix S01

Nikon Coolpix S01
5 months older
$80 - $118

Significant advantages of the S01 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact 77x51x17 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S01 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the S01 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S01 vs the Olympus VG-180

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 118 g vs 172 g

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the S3100 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs the Olympus VG-180

Casio Exilim EX-Z90

Casio Exilim EX-Z90
3 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z90 (vs the VG-180)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 90x52x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z90 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the EX-Z90 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Casio Exilim EX-Z90 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 122x93x100 mm), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.9"), is significantly lighter (172 g vs 523 g) and is slightly less expensive ($69.99 vs $194.99).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 40.7x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 22 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots).

Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Fujifilm FinePix S6800
similar age
$159

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 480 fps vs None
  • More zoom: 30x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger: Professional size 122x93x100 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Much thicker: 3.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 523 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the S6800 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $159.00 vs $69.99
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S6800 vs the Olympus VG-180

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS
5 months older
$195 - $280

Significant advantages of the SP-820UZ iHS (vs the VG-180)

  • Much more zoom: 40.7x vs 5x
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SP-820UZ iHS (vs the VG-180)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 117x78x93 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the SP-820UZ iHS and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 117x78x93 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Inexpensive: $194.99 vs $69.99
arrow Compare the Stylus SP-820UZ iHS vs the 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 thinner (1.1" vs 2").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), 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

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200
similar age
$89 - $175

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Takes 3D photos

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: $89.00 vs $69.99
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S5200 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)

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

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

Ricoh HZ15

Ricoh HZ15
7 months newer
$146

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: $145.67 vs $69.99
arrow Compare the Ricoh HZ15 vs the Olympus VG-180