differences

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

Much more zoom 10x vs 3.8x
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More than 2.5x 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 FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Better wide angle 24 mm vs 55 mm
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2.3x better wide angle
Slightly better telephoto 240 mm vs 210 mm
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More than 10% more reach, less perspective distortion
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 E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Smaller diameter 64 mm vs 81 mm
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More than 20% smaller lens at the end
Cheaper $179.99 vs $818.00
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The best price we've seen is $638 cheaper (4.5x less)
Lighter 345 g vs 0.8 kg
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2.3x lighter
Slightly shorter 108 mm vs 119 mm
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Around 10% shorter
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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sony SteadyShot
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS240 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
FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS24 mm
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount55 mm
Length Short Help
FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS119 mm
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount108 mm
Weight Light weight Help
FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS0.8 kg
E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount345 g

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

competitors

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

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

Travel lens

$675 - $798

Zoom range Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

Wildlife lens

$1,148 - $1,160

Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

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

Travel lens

$559 - $573

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Travel lens

$789

Diameter Smaller diameter
Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

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