differences

Reasons to consider the Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/6.3
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At its narrowest, the 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount goes 3.6 f-stops narrower
Slightly lighter 460 g vs 0.6 kg
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More than 20% lighter
Slightly cheaper $247.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $152 cheaper (around 40% less)
Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount Learn more about
the Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount

Reasons to consider the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF

Much more zoom 16.7x vs 5.5x
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More than 3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Better wide angle 18 mm vs 55 mm
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3.1x better wide angle
Slightly shorter 102 mm vs 117 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF Learn more about
the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
300 mm
Zoom range Great zoom Help
55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount5.5x
18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF16.7x
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
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount55 mm
18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF18 mm
Weight Light weight Help
55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount460 g
18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF0.6 kg
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount$247.00
18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF$399.00
Length Short Help
55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT Alpha A-Mount117 mm
18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF102 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
79 mm

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

competitors

Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 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
Max focal length Worse telephoto

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF Competitors

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

Wildlife lens

$1,288

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom range Much less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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