differences

Reasons to consider the Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Slightly cheaper $558.99 vs $729.95
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The best price we've seen is $171 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Learn more about
the Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

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

Significantly more zoom 11.1x vs 5.8x
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More than 90% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 200 mm vs 105 mm
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More than 90% more reach, less perspective distortion
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Smaller diameter 69 mm vs 78 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly more magnification 1:3.7 (0.3) vs 1:9.1 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 2.5x larger in your photo
Slightly shorter 97 mm vs 110 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Learn more about
the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sony SteadyShot
Zoom range Great zoom Help
E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS5.8x
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS11.1x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22

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

competitors

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Competitors

Sony 18-135mm

Sony 18-135mm

Travel lens

Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* Alpha A-Mount Standard

Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* Alpha A-Mount Standard

Wide angle lens

$1,971

Aperture Wider aperture
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Sony E

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Sony E

Travel lens

$549 - $560

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Competitors

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Sony E

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Sony E

Travel lens

$549 - $560

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Sony Alpha

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

Travel lens

$317 - $549

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Telephoto lens

$89 - $1,498

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Zoom range Much less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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