differences

Reasons to consider the Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

Image stabilization Panasonic MEGA O.I.S. vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Better telephoto 200 mm vs 150 mm
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More than 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly cheaper $39.50 vs $454.75
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The best price we've seen is $415 cheaper (11.5x less)
Slightly more zoom 4.4x vs 3.8x
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Around 20% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. Learn more about
the Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

Reasons to consider the Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED

Shorter 72 mm vs 100 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Slightly smaller diameter 66 mm vs 70 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 220 g vs 380 g
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More than 40% lighter
Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED Learn more about
the Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.45 mm
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED40 mm
Length Short Help
45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.100 mm
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED72 mm
Weight Light weight Help
45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.380 g
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED220 g
Diameter Small diameters Help
45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.70 mm
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED66 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.$39.50
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED$454.75
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.200 mm
40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED150 mm

competitors

Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED Competitors

Pentax SMC  DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED SDM

Pentax SMC DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED SDM

Sports lens

$740

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Length Longer
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  45-150mm f/4-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6

Wildlife lens

$148 - $180

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Zoom range Slightly less zoom
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM O.I.S.

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM O.I.S.

Portrait lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Length Longer

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. Competitors

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.

Travel lens

$470 - $598

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix G  X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6

Wildlife lens

$500

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD

Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD

Wildlife lens

$1,199

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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