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
Slightly smaller diameter 76 mm vs 79 mm
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Almost the same
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 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

Significantly more zoom 16.7x vs 11.1x
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More than 50% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 200 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly cheaper $399.00 vs $749.69
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The best price we've seen is $351 cheaper (around 50% less)
Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha Learn more about
the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

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
18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha16.7x
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3200 mm
18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha300 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

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

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

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

Sony 18-135mm

Sony 18-135mm

Travel lens

Length Slightly shorter
Weight Slightly lighter
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Sony Alpha

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Sony Alpha

Wildlife lens

$180 - $198

Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Cheaper
Zoom range Much less zoom
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

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

Wildlife lens

$149

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Sony Alpha

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Sony Alpha

Travel lens

$599

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$586 - $699

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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

Travel lens

$293 - $400

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

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