As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-180 is also often compared to ultra compacts and travel zooms. The Olympus VG-180's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VH-210 and the VR-340) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX70)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 37 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs january 2006) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps), is slightly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs super compact (101×60×21 mm)) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

Olympus VH-210

Olympus VH-210
1 year older
$126

Significant advantages of the VH-210 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Smaller: Super compact (101×60×21 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the VH-210 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the VH-210 and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Olympus Stylus 700

Olympus Stylus 700
7 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 700 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 700 (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the Stylus 700 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus D-545 Zoom

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the D-545 Zoom (vs the VG-180)

  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the D-545 Zoom (vs the VG-180)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the D-545 Zoom and VG-180

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$170

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the VG-180)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the L28 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the L28 and VG-180

  • None found

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year older
$350

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

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)
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-180 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2013 vs february 2010) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×13 mm)) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70
1 year older
$276

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX70 and VG-180

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
3 years older
$120

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the VG-180)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS 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 faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (104×60×28 mm) vs compact (95×58×26 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older
$260

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-340 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 170 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Smaller: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 142 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151
5 months newer
$101

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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

  • Light weight: 180 g vs 172 g

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500
similar age
$500

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" 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

  • Fairly small: Compact (95×58×26 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 153 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$163

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and VG-180

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Compact (104×60×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 172 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"