As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-180 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and digicams. The Olympus VG-180's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VG-160 and the VR-370) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S2700 and the Coolpix S3500)

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/3.4), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital) and is newer (january 2013 vs january 2012).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p), is slightly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs super compact (97×58×21 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (172 g vs 129 g).

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)
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
1 year older
$140

Significant advantages of the DSC-W620 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W620 (vs the VG-180)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W620 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $140.00 vs $95.99

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$300

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500
similar age
$109

Significant advantages of the S3500 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (97×58×21 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S3500 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3500 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $109.00 vs $95.99

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$100

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the VG-180)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the VG-180)

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

common strengths of the L31 and VG-180

  • Inexpensive: $99.99 vs $95.99

Olympus Stylus 840

Olympus Stylus 840
5 years older
$233

Significant advantages of the Stylus 840 (vs the VG-180)

  • Smaller: Compact (96×57×24 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

common strengths of the Stylus 840 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 has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't take 3D photos and is older (january 2013 vs january 2014).

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370
similar age
$156

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-370 and VG-180

  • None found

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$194

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)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and VG-180

  • None found

Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100
7 months older
$226

Significant advantages of the WX100 (vs the VG-180)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the WX100 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX100 and VG-180

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$118 - $147

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
$218

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

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
similar age
$231

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 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/3.5), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital), is slightly less expensive ($95.99 vs $639.25) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $123

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
similar age
$639

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 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

Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
7 months newer
$151

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

compared toDigicam competitors

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

However, on average it 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
$158

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

  • Inexpensive: $157.55 vs $95.99

Samsung ST200F

Samsung ST200F
1 year older
$273

Significant advantages of the ST200F (vs the VG-180)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ST200F (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST200F and VG-180

  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't