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
Cheaper $15.50 vs $848.00
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The best price we've seen is $833 cheaper (54.7x less)
Smaller diameter 64 mm vs 76 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
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
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
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
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$848.00
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount$15.50
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

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

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

Travel lens

$399

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Canon EF

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

Travel lens

$494

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Sports lens

$565 - $769

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Wide angle lens

$175 - $298

Length Shorter
Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

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

Wildlife lens

$149 - $199

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

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