differences

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

Much more zoom 11.1x vs 3.8x
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Around 3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 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
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 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
Smaller diameter 64 mm vs 76 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Cheaper $179.99 vs $675.00
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The best price we've seen is $495 cheaper (3.8x less)
Slightly lighter 345 g vs 0.5 kg
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More than 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

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3200 mm
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount210 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
Length Short Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3102 mm
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount108 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.318 mm
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount55 mm
Weight Light weight Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.30.5 kg
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount345 g
Diameter Small diameters Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.376 mm
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount64 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3$675.00
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount$179.99
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3200 mm
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount210 mm

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 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

$349

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

Macro lens

$145

Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Cheaper
Zoom range Much less zoom

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

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

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

Wildlife lens

$125

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
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

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