As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VH-210 is also often compared to travel zooms and super zooms. The Olympus VH-210's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S2600)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VH-210 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital).

However, on average it is significantly larger (super compact (101×60×21 mm) vs super compact (94×58×20 mm)).

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600
similar age

Significant advantages of the S2600 (vs the VH-210)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (101×60×21 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S2600 (vs the VH-210)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the S2600 and VH-210

  • Very small: Super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (101×60×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 121 g vs 138 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VH-210 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (101×60×21 mm) vs super compact (93×52×23 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.6 fps vs 15 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
2 years newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the VH-210)

  • Smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (101×60×21 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the VH-210)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and VH-210

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (101×60×21 mm)
  • Very light: 122 g vs 138 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Olympus VH-520

Olympus VH-520
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the VH-520 (vs the VH-210)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots much faster: 15 fps vs 0.6 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the VH-520 (vs the VH-210)

  • None found

common strengths of the VH-520 and VH-210

  • Very small: Super compact (101×60×21 mm) vs Super compact (101×60×21 mm)
  • Very light: 138 g vs 138 g
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VH-210 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (super compact (101×60×21 mm) vs standard size (107×73×73 mm)) and is newer (january 2012 vs february 2011).

Olympus SP-610 UZ

Olympus SP-610 UZ
10 months older

Significant advantages of the SP-610 UZ (vs the VH-210)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SP-610 UZ (vs the VH-210)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Thicker: 2.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SP-610 UZ and VH-210

  • Very small: Standard size (107×73×73 mm) vs Super compact (101×60×21 mm)
  • Very light: 405 g vs 138 g
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 0.8"