A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Amjr said in their review “Very good compact camera with the usual features”. Ann Molloy gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and she said “Compact and super picture clarity” in her review. Margaret Anne wrote in her review on Amazon “Nice and compact”.
A few Olympus VG-180 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Two years ago Ed said “The operations are perfect without being too complicated which is good for people who don't want too technological type camera's this is small, slim” in his review of this digital camera. Also two years ago Peter said on Amazon “Very slim & compact thanks to the small re-chargeable Li-ion battery” in his Olympus VG-180 review and rated the Olympus VG-180 as excellent.
One person reckoned that this digital camera was lightweight. Pn from Norfolk wrote two years ago “My concern is that it is made of rather lightweight plastic and definitely needs the protective case which I bought separately” in their review of this digital camera.