Superzoom lenses are often overlooked mainly due to their relatively slow aperture on the long end and weaker optical quality compared to prime lenses or fast zoom lenses however they make excellent all-rounder lenses due to their wide angle to tele coverage and their versatility is unmatched for travel or recreational photography, or any scenarios where swapping lens is not practical or even possible.
Here we have compared the scaled size and specs of the three popular full frame mirrorless Superzoom lenses from Sony, Canon and Nikon: Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS vs Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM vs Nikon Nikkor Z 24-200mm F4-6.3 VR in order to help you which mount offers the best superzoom lens for your use case.
Sony and Canon are both 10x zoom lenses whereas the Nikon is 8.3x and 40mm shorter than the other two on the long end. The aperture range of the three lenses are quite similar. Sony with its F3.5-6.3 aperture is slightly faster than the Canon's and Nikon's F4.0-6.3 aperture.
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Physical Dimensions and Weight
Thanks to its shorter max focal length, Nikon is the most compact of these three lenses. It is the shortest at 114mm. Sony with its 119mm length is in the middle of the pack and the Canon with its 123mm length is the tallest. Nikon's diameter is 77mm where Canon and Sony have diameters of 80mm and 81mm respectively.
Without a surprise, Nikon 24-200 is also the lightest by far: Its weight of 570 g is 180g lighter than the Canon 24-240mm and 210g lighter than the Sony 24-240mm, making it the ideal lens if weight is a concern. Nikon uses a 67mm filter thread and the Sony and Canon uses 72mm filter. Both are common filter threads but the 67mm filters will be slighty cheaper than the 72mm ones.
Sony is the oldest of the bunch and show its age by missing some of the features that the other two have, There are no physical controls on the Sony 24-200mm.Canon 24-240mm and Nikon 24-200mm lenses both have programmable Control Rings and Nikon and Canon also has a zoom lockswitches. on their body but Sony 24-240mm lacks these features.
In case of weather sealings, Nikon and Sony are reported as weather resistant but we couldn't see any claim of weather sealing for Canon 24-240mm.
All three lenses have Optical Image Stabilziation systems. Nikon and Canon are claiming up to 5-stops of compensation but Sony didn't report this value in its official specs.
Nikon Z 24-200mm currently sells for $896, similarly the Canon 24-240mm has a selling price of $899. Sony 24-240mm is the most expensice at $1048.
Sony FE 24-240mm vs Canon RF 24-240mm vs Nikon Z 24-200mm Specs Comparison
MTF Charts of Sony FE 24-240mm, Canon RF 24-240mm and Nikon Z 24-200mm