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 cheaper $514.40 vs $722.54
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The best price we've seen is $208 cheaper (around 30% less)
Slightly shorter 86 mm vs 97 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount Learn more about
the Sony 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DT Alpha A-Mount

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
Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Learn more about
the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

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

competitors

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

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Wildlife lens

$16 - $348

Lowest price Cheaper
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Zoom range Much less zoom
Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

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

Travel lens

$549 - $598

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

Wildlife lens

$70 - $399

Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Cheaper
Zoom range Much less zoom

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

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Wildlife lens

$16 - $348

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Smaller diameter
Zoom range Much less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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