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
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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
Slightly lighter 345 g vs 0.5 kg
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More than 30% lighter
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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
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
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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 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Competitors

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Sony E-Mount 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Wide angle lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Wildlife lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
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Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Travel lens

$598

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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

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

Wildlife lens

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

Macro lens

$155

Max focal length Better telephoto
Magnification More magnification
Zoom range Much less zoom

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