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 VG-170 and the VG120) and Canon (such as the PowerShot IXUS 145 and the PowerShot S110)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital), creates panoramas in-camera, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 4 cm) and is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2011).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), is slightly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs super compact 88x57x23 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
1 year older
$89

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Inexpensive: $89.00 vs $59.99

Olympus VG120

Olympus VG-120
1 year older
$123

Significant advantages of the VG120 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 96x56x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 120 g vs 172 g

Significant disadvantages of the VG120 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse macro capability: 7 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the VG120 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $123.47 vs $59.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W120 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 88x57x23 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W120 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 26 mm
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 4 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-W120 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
4 months older
$179

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the VG-180)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S110 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
1 year older
$178

Significant advantages of the A810 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A810 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the A810 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$93

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $92.84 vs $59.99

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) and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps), is slightly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs compact 95x56x23 mm), is older (january, 2013 vs january, 2014), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 142 g).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$125

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

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

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and VG-180

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$70 - $137

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact 97x57x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S3600 and VG-180

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $69.95 vs $59.99

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370
similar age
$82

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

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$108 - $119

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 $59.99

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older
$103

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

  • None found

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: $103.12 vs $59.99

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer
$109 - $161

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

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $109.00 vs $59.99

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 february, 2011) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact 104x60x28 mm vs ultra compact 50x22x54 mm), is slightly heavier (172 g vs 105 g) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

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"
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • In-camera panoramas

Olympus VG110

Olympus VG-110
2 years older
$91

Significant advantages of the VG110 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 92x54x19 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 105 g vs 172 g
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the VG110 (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 VG110 and VG-180

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $91.07 vs $59.99

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
similar age
$112

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
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Inexpensive: $112.15 vs $59.99

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/3.1), is much smaller (compact 104x60x28 mm vs professional size 122x93x100 mm), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.9"), is significantly lighter (172 g vs 518 g) and is slightly less expensive ($59.99 vs $189.95).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 26x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 8 fps) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix S4600

Fujifilm FinePix S4600
similar age
$190

Significant advantages of the S4600 (vs the VG-180)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots faster: 8 fps vs 1.4 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4600 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger: Professional size 122x93x100 mm vs Compact 104x60x28 mm
  • Much thicker: 3.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 518 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the S4600 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $189.95 vs $59.99

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.4"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 1.9 MP), creates panoramas in-camera and much closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 16 cm).

However, on average it lacks a built in HDR feature, doesn't take 3D photos and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Ricoh HZ15

Ricoh HZ15
7 months newer
$139

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

  • 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: $138.91 vs $59.99

Olympus VR-360

Olympus VR-360
1 year older
$111

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: $110.72 vs $59.99

Nikon Coolpix P50

Nikon Coolpix P50
5 years older

Significant advantages of the P50 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P50 (vs the VG-180)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Smaller screen: 2.4" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the P50 and VG-180

  • None found

Canon PowerShot A40

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11 years older

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A40 (vs the VG-180)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A40 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much worse macro capability: 16 cm vs 1 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the PowerShot A40 and VG-180

  • None found