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differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Much more zoom 11.1x vs 3.1x
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More than 3.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 200 mm vs 55 mm
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More than 3.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Lighter 210 g vs 0.6 kg
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2.8x lighter
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Learn more about
the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
Canon IS
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to portrait lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Wildlife lens

$142 - $309

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Canon-ef

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Canon-ef

Travel lens

$449

Zoom range Has significantly large zoom range
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Wide angle lens

$132 - $199

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$100 - $125

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Length Is shorter
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Zoom range Has slightly smaller zoom range
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Travel lens

$384 - $479

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon-ef

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon-ef

Travel lens

$163 - $199

Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Travel lens

$597

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$149 - $499

Weight Slightly lighter
Zoom range Less zoom
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Wildlife lens

$149 - $649

Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range Much less zoom
Length Longer
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Wide angle lens

Fixed aperture Has a consant aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Telephoto lens

$709

Fixed aperture Has a consant aperture
Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

Low light lens

$219

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Zoom range Less zoom
Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

$95 - $197

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon-ef

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon-ef

Wide angle lens

$519

Fixed aperture Has a consant aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Weight Heavier
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Travel lens

$489 - $599

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly heavier
Tamron 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di-II LD Canon-ef

Tamron 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di-II LD Canon-ef

Wildlife lens

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture

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