differences

Reasons to consider the Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly smaller diameter 64 mm vs 71 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly better wide angle 55 mm vs 75 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Slightly shorter 108 mm vs 122 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Slightly lighter 345 g vs 480 g
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Around 30% lighter
Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Learn more about
the Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 210 mm
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More than 40% more reach, less perspective distortion
Wider aperture f/4 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount210 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM300 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount$199.00
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM$129.00
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mountf/4.5
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USMf/4
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Diameter Small diameters Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount64 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM71 mm
Weight Light weight Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount345 g
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM480 g
Length Short Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount108 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM122 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount55 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM75 mm
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mountf/22
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USMf/32
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount3.8x
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM4x

competitors

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

Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Travel lens

$848

Zoom range Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II

Wildlife lens

$1,148

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Travel lens

$869 - $998

Zoom range Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Larger diameter

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

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

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

Wildlife lens

$140 - $299

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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

$197 - $199

Magnification More magnification
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto

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