Product Comparison: Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM vs Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

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General Specifications
EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
About the Product
The EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM is a compact, stylish zoom lens for EOS M series digital cameras. A special retraction mechanism shortens the length of the lens to just 1.76 inches when the camera is off, to help make carrying and storing the lens and camera even easier.
Capture dramatic landscapes and beautiful close up detail of distant subjects with one compact, high quality lens featuring 8.3x optical zoom, 4-stop Image Stabilizer and STM focusing technology. The ideal 'all-in-one' lens for EOS M users.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Canon EF-M
Canon EF-M
Maximum Aperture
3.5 /f
5.6 /f
Minimum Focal Length
15 millimeters
18 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
45 millimeters
150 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Camera Lens
  • The zoom has a nice reach.
  • The focal range is good enough to cover nearly every situation.
  • The lens produces very sharp images.
  • The sharpness is incredible. Great aperture.
  • I really like this lens. It's extremely wide and sharp!
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Camera Lens
  • This is an ideal range of focal lengths for travel and street photography, being equivalent to the 24-72 mm lenses used by full frame camera.
  • Tack sharp and a solid focal length makes it a great all-purpose lens that is really compact.
  • For gig photography it's great and the focal length is very appealing.
  • This lense is pretty amazing, the Aperture Range makes it great for long exposure, good for scenic shots or land Skype.
  • Excellent lens. Quiet and quick focusing. Great for street photos especially in the evening when the fast aperture comes into its own.
Size & Weight
2.4 in.
2.4 in.
2.4 in.
2.4 in.
1.76 in.
3.4 in.
4.6 oz.
10.6 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Camera Lens
  • It's super lightweight and makes for a nice small portable package.
  • The lens is quite compact given the long range.
  • It was very easy to carry around mounted to the M6 without any problems.
  • It's lightweight with my lightweight M5 camera.
  • It's lightweight and produces fairly crisp images.
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Camera Lens
  • The light weight and small size makes it ideal for a carry around lens.
  • The build quality isn't stellar, but more than sufficient. What you lose in build you make up for in size. It's small, light as a feather and takes a crisp shot.
  • Super small lightweight lens, decent build quality feels good in the hand and has a metal mount.
  • Build is fine and the size is great and photos are just very nice. Highly recommended.
  • I just love this's wonderful. It's silent, fast, really compact and sharp as a tack.
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84 in.
9.84 in.
Field Of View
84°30' - 33°40'
74°20' - 27°50'
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Manual Focus, Auto Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Camera Lens
  • The focus is very quick.
  • It is a very good picture quality, colors is vibrant.
  • Image stabilization is incredibly effective.
  • Focuses quickly and the image stabilizer is the best I’ve seen on a Canon lens.
  • Images are sharp and focus works well.
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Camera Lens
  • Great lens, with an excellent range. Feels well made and gives great crisp photos.
  • Very impressed with this lens: very sharp images, if a little too slow to focus.
  • Focus is fast and the lens is well able to cope with a huge range of shooting environments through to landscapes etc.
  • Images come out crisp and sharp which is great with a warm and full colour.
  • This lens is simply amazing and pictures are really sharp, It is also very small and light to carry.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
Lens Groups and Elements
10 elements in 9 groups
17 Elements in 13 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
49 millimeters
55 millimeters
3.5 stops Image stabilizer, Stepping motor (STM), Circular aperture
Optimal element placement, Combination with the EOS M5
What customers say about "Features"
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Camera Lens
  • Well build and versatile lens.
  • Works perfectly. Clear, sharp photos.
  • Awesome build quality.
  • The sharpness is beautiful. The lens build is amazing.
  • Lens is very sharp and very fast.
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Camera Lens
  • Excellent lens the close up mode is very good, would recommend this as an addition to a eos 3m camera.
  • A good lens, if you are changing from a larger camera or using a mirrorless camera then this ideal. Gives a very good photograph on a eo s m6.
  • Superb lens, and a no-brainer for crop-frame. Very sharp, extremely close focus distance which can generate decent bokeh.
  • The focus ring is very smooth to turn which is also good for video work and focusing doesn't turn the front of the lens which is great when using a polarising filter.
  • Decent build quality feels good in the hand and has a metal mount.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
299.99 $
499.99 $

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