differences

Reasons to consider the Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Significantly more zoom 10x vs 4.3x
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Around 2.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Better wide angle 24 mm vs 70 mm
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2.9x better wide angle
Slightly cheaper $818.00 vs $1,148.00
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The best price we've seen is $330 cheaper (around 30% less)
Slightly shorter 119 mm vs 135 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Learn more about
the Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Reasons to consider the Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

Better telephoto 300 mm vs 240 mm
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Around 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G Learn more about
the Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS240 mm
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G300 mm
Zoom range Great zoom Help
FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS10x
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G4.3x
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
FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS24 mm
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G70 mm

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

competitors

Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Competitors

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

Lowest price Cheaper
Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

Sports lens

$648 - $769

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di USD Sony Alpha

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di USD Sony Alpha

Sports lens

$899

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G Competitors

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Telephoto lens

$89 - $1,398

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
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 Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

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

Travel lens

$549 - $573

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto

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