differences

Reasons to consider the Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount

More zoom 13.9x vs 11.1x
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Around 30% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 250 mm vs 200 mm
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Around 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly shorter 86 mm vs 97 mm
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More than 10% shorter
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Reasons to consider the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly smaller diameter 69 mm vs 76 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom range Incredible zoom Help
18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount13.9x
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS11.1x
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount250 mm
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
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 digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22

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

competitors

Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Competitors

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Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Travel lens

$598

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
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Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Travel lens

$998

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Diameter Larger diameter
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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Sony E

Travel lens

$549

Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Competitors

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Sony 18-135mm

Travel lens

Zoom range Much less zoom
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Sony E-Mount 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Wide angle lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Shorter
Zoom range Much less zoom

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