As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-180 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Olympus VG-180's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VG-150 and the VG-170) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W810 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V)

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) and is newer (january 2013 vs february 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is significantly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs super compact (93×53×23 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 128 g).

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
1 year older
$196

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the VG-170 and VG-180

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year newer
$80

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $79.95 vs $95.99

Olympus VG-140

Olympus VG-140
1 year older
$145

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the VG-140 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $145.00 vs $95.99

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year older
$145

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $145.00 vs $95.99

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$109

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the A2500 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $109.00 vs $95.99

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$300

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

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

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the VG-160 and VG-180

  • None found

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 aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), 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 is significantly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs ultra compact (96×59×15 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older
$180

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

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-150 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-150 and VG-180

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
similar age
$522

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus VG110

Olympus VG-110
2 years older
$115

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VG110 and VG-180

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $120

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and VG-180

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
7 months newer
$276

Significant advantages of the S02 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S02 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the S02 and VG-180

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$138

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and VG-180

  • None found

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 doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't take 3D photos and is older (january 2013 vs january 2014).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
2 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the VG-180)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • More zoom: 30x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the VG-180)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus VR-350

Olympus VR-350
1 year older
$102

Significant advantages of the VR-350 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the VR-350 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-350 and VG-180

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$118 - $151

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and VG-180

  • None found

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$139

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

  • None found

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

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and VG-180

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
1 year newer

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
similar age
$190

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ-15 and VG-180

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, is much smaller (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($95.99 vs $749.00) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older
$400 (body only)
$759 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)

common strengths of the T3i and VG-180

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
2 years newer
$749 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 172 g

common strengths of the T6i and VG-180

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$460 (body only)
$303 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the VG-180)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the D3300 and VG-180

  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 172 g
  • Inexpensive: $303.00 vs $95.99

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
8 months newer
$597 (body only)
$305 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the VG-180)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)

common strengths of the D5300 and VG-180

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 172 g
  • Inexpensive: $305.00 vs $95.99

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, is newer (january 2013 vs august 2006) and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.9").

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't take 3D photos, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14
1 year older
$199

Significant advantages of the SZ-14 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-14 (vs the VG-180)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/700 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the SZ-14 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $95.99

Olympus VR-360

Olympus VR-360
1 year older

Significant advantages of the VR-360 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the VR-360 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the VR-360 and VG-180

  • None found

Canon PowerShot A640

Canon PowerShot A640
6 years older
$600

Significant advantages of the A640 (vs the VG-180)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A640 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the A640 and VG-180

  • None found