differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED

Slightly lighter 255 g vs 375 g
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More than 30% lighter
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Image stabilization Canon IS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Better telephoto 250 mm vs 200 mm
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Around 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
More zoom 4.5x vs 3.6x
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Around 30% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED200 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM250 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/5.6
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/4
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED255 g
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM375 g
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
55 mm
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED200 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM250 mm

competitors

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

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

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

Travel lens

$245 - $399

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF

Macro lens

$199

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Wildlife lens

$179 - $199

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Wildlife lens

$170

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

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

Wildlife lens

$129

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

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