Product Comparison: Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM vs Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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General Specifications
EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
About the Product
An all-purpose 18-135 mm zoom lens with STM technology. STM provides smooth quiet auto focusing for movies and Dynamic Image Stabiliser reduces vibrations in video footage.
The EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS compact proportions and its powerful zoom range of 11x make it an ideal general-purpose zoom for photographers on the go.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Canon EF-S
Canon EF-S
Maximum Aperture
3.5 /f
3.5 /f
Minimum Focal Length
18 millimeters
18 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
135 millimeters
200 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Camera Lens
  • I love this lens because it is flexible, has a wide range of focal length and adapts well.
  • Excellent focal length range, lightweight, quick focusing.
  • This lens provides excellent image quality/sharpness and is comparable to more expensive Canon lenses.
  • I like this focal range on a crop camera.
  • The range of focal lengths makes this a very useful walk around lens for taking photos.
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Camera Lens
  • The ideal zoom, ideal weight, perfect focal lengths.
  • Very good product, versatile. Its wide range of focal lengths allows you to photograph landscapes as well as portraits.
  • Images are sharp with good contrast.
  • The 18mm focal length is great for some wide angle shots.
  • Fine range of focal lengths.
Size & Weight
3.1 in.
3.1 in.
3.1 in.
3.1 in.
3.8 in.
6.4 in.
16.9 oz.
20.99 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Camera Lens
  • Good size and weight, and superb quality.
  • The lens has a good weight to it as medium to larger lenses tend to have.
  • It's lightweight and the STM focuses really fast.
  • Great size and weight. Well balanced.
  • Pretty heavy for regular use.
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Camera Lens
  • Ideal for travel, even if it is a bit heavy!
  • This is a compact multi purpose lightweight lens.
  • Perfect for travelling light, very good stabilizer.
  • Sharp images, great walk around lens. Great size.
  • This lens is amazing. Good weight.
Minimum Focus Distance
15.6 in.
17.7 in.
Field Of View
74°20' -11°30'
74°20' - 7°50'
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Camera Lens
  • Very sharp. Absolutely Silent focusing, and very smooth when focusing in video.
  • Super quiet, very fast focus, very accurate focus.
  • Focus is fast and very quiet.
  • Excellent lens - focus is fast, quiet and sharp and the focal range is great as an all-around lens.
  • It really is an awesome lens - super quiet AF, great focal length range.
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Camera Lens
  • The image stabilization is very impressive.
  • The image stabilisation is impressive and also works well with panning.
  • The autofocus speed is reasonable, IS is excellent and the wide focal length zoom range very useful.
  • It gives very nice photos and the stabilizer is effective.
  • Silent and fast autofocus.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
Lens Groups and Elements
16 elements in 12 groups
16 elements in 12 groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
67 millimeters
72 millimeters
Stepping motor (STM), Dynamic Image Stabilizer, Four-stop Image Stabilizer
Four-stop Image Stabilizer, Automatic panning and tripod detection, Aspherical and UD lens elements, Super Spectra coating, Zoom lock, Circular aperture
What customers say about "Features"
Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Camera Lens
  • Build quality is decent, similar to other non-professional lenses from Canon.
  • Good and sharp lens.
  • The color rendition is good. The lens looks good and has a premium feel.
  • Zoom and manual focus are smooth.
  • Focusing is quick and offers an excellent zoom range.
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Camera Lens
  • The build quality is very good.
  • Very pleased with image quality and the image stabilization feature is very useful.
  • Image stabilizer and autofocus work very well.
  • The autofocus is snappy, fast, and silent.
  • Images are fairly good and sharp.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
549.99 $
699.99 $

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