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Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM vs Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM vs Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Top Features

  • 18-55mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 55mm
  • Max Format: APS-C / DX
  • Sony Alpha Mount
  • Weight: 210g.
  • Diameter: 70mm
  • Length: 69mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.25m
  • Max Magnification:0.34x

Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Top Features

  • 18-50mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 – F4.5 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 67mm
  • Max Format:
  • Sony Alpha Mount
  • Weight: 395g.
  • Diameter: 74mm
  • Length: 89mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.3m
  • Max Magnification:0.24x

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM

Our Winner: Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM over Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM

Focal Length – Tele 55mm vs 50mm
Optical Zoom 3.10x vs 2.80x
Weight 210g vs 395g
Diameter 70mm vs 74mm
Length 69mm vs 89mm
Filter Thread 55mm vs 67mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.25m vs 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.34x vs 0.24x

Pros Of Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM over Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 3.5
Max Aperture – Tele 4.5 vs 5.6
Focus Type Internal Focusing vs Extending front
Internal Zoom Yes vs No
Distance Scale Yes vs No

Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM vs Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Specs Table

General Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
Brand Sony Sigma
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Standard Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Sony Alpha Sony Alpha
Max Format APS-C / DX APS-C / DX
Focal Range 18-55mm 18-50mm
Image Stabilization No Yes
Colour Black Unknown
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (internal)
Power Zoom
Zoom Lock
Zoom Ratio 3.1X 2.8X
Aperture
Max Aperture F3.5 – F5.6 F2.8 – F4.5
Min Aperture F22.0 – F36.0 F22.0 – F36.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 7 7
Optics
Optical Elements 8 16
Optical Groups 7 12
Special Elements unknown 2 SLD glass elements 3 aspherical elements
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.25m 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.34X 0.24X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Micromotor Ultrasonic
Full Time Manual No
Focus Method Extending front Internal
Distance Scale No Yes
DoF Scale No No
Distance Scale No Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown No
Physical Specs
Weight 210g 395g
Diameter 70mm 74mm
Length 69mm 89mm
Materials Unknown Metal mount
Weather Sealing Unknown No
Filter Thread 55mm 67mm
Filter Notes Does not rotate on focusing
Hood Supplied No Yes
Hood Code ALC-SH108 Unknown
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories
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