differences

Reasons to consider the Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/6.3
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At its narrowest, the E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 goes 3.6 f-stops narrower
Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Learn more about
the Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Reasons to consider the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
More zoom 13.9x vs 11.1x
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Around 30% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Cheaper $149.00 vs $722.49
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The best price we've seen is $573 cheaper (4.8x less)
Better telephoto 250 mm vs 200 mm
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Around 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly shorter 89 mm vs 102 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Learn more about
the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom range Incredible zoom Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.311.1x
18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM13.9x
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3200 mm
18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM250 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
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
18 mm
Length Short Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3102 mm
18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM89 mm
Weight Light weight Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.30.5 kg
18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM472 g
Diameter Small diameters Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.376 mm
18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM74 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3$722.49
18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM$149.00
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/3.5
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3200 mm
18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM250 mm

competitors

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

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

Travel lens

$399 - $400

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sony 18-135mm

Sony 18-135mm

Travel lens

Length Slightly shorter
Weight Slightly lighter
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
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

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Competitors

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$310 - $400

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom range Much less zoom
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Travel lens

$395 - $399

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Zoom range Less zoom
Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

Travel lens

$399 - $400

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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