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 VG110 and the VG-160) and Canon (such as the IXUS 132 and the PowerShot A2500)

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/3.2), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.5"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (january 2013 vs january 2008).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs super compact (98×56×21 mm)) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$104

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)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A2500 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $104.21 vs $139.00

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$180

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

  • Inexpensive: $179.99 vs $139.00

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
1 year newer
$122

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the S2900 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $121.99 vs $139.00

Olympus FE-340

Olympus FE-340
5 years older
$350

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

  • Smaller: Compact (97×58×23 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the FE-340 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus Stylus 400

Olympus Stylus 400
10 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 400 (vs the VG-180)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 400 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Stylus 400 and VG-180

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$167

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

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×58×21 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S2700 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $166.87 vs $139.00

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 digital), 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 much larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8"), is slightly heavier (172 g vs 105 g) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Olympus VG110

Olympus VG-110
2 years older
$179

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

Nikon Coolpix S01

Nikon Coolpix S01
5 months older
$179

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the S01 and VG-180

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $135

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
$98

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

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
similar age
$171

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the FH10 and VG-180

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$149

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), creates panoramas in-camera and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), lacks a built-in HDR feature, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (january 2013 vs july 2013).

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$208

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and VG-180

  • None found

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151
5 months newer
$149

Significant advantages of the FZ151 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the FZ151 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the FZ151 and VG-180

  • None found

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$145

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

  • None found

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

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus Stylus SH-1

Olympus Stylus SH-1
1 year newer
$277

Significant advantages of the SH-1 (vs the VG-180)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SH-1 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the SH-1 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
similar age
$136

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

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370
similar age
$182

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-370 and VG-180

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to digicam competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), creates panoramas in-camera and is newer (january 2013 vs january 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't take 3D photos.

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
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm

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