differences

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

Slightly smaller diameter 64 mm vs 70 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
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-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Better image stabilization Canon IS II vs Sony SteadyShot
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Less risk of blur
Wider aperture f/4 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Slightly better telephoto 250 mm vs 210 mm
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Around 20% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly more zoom 4.5x vs 3.8x
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Around 20% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-MountSony SteadyShot
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS IICanon IS II
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount210 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II250 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount$179.99
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II$124.98
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-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS IIf/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-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II70 mm
Weight Light weight Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount345 g
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II390 g
Length Short Help
108 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
55 mm
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount210 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II250 mm

competitors

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

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

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

Travel lens

$818 - $948

Zoom range Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Larger diameter
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
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

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

Travel lens

$675 - $798

Zoom range Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Macro lens

$118 - $129

Max focal length Better telephoto
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

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

Wildlife lens

$120 - $199

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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

Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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