Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM vs Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS

Full Comparison

Image properties

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USMCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USMSony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSSSony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
Max Format size
Full-frame (35mm)
Full-frame (35mm)
Focal length
70, 300
70, 200
Maximum magnification
0.26
0.25
Image stabilisation
yesyes
yesyes

Aperture

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USMCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USMSony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSSSony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
Aperture max
4-5.6
2.8
Aperture min
32-45
22
Aperture ring
nono
nono
Number of diaphragm blades
8
11

Optics

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USMCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USMSony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSSSony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
Construction
Zoom
Zoom
Elements
15
32
Groups
10
18
Special elements / coatings
1 UD element
1 Double-side aspherical element, 1 Extreme aspherical element, Nano AR coating
Power zoom
nono
nono
Zoom method
Expanding
Expanding

Focus

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USMCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USMSony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSSSony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
Focus method
Extending front
Internal
Autofocus
yesyes
yesyes
Autofocus motor type
Micro Type Ultrasonic
Ring Type Ultrasonic
Full-time Manual focusing
nono
yesyes
Closest focusing distance
59.06 in
37.80 in
Distance scale
nono
nono
Depth of field (DoF) scale
nono
nono

Dimensions

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USMCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USMSony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSSSony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
Lens type
Telephoto
Telephoto
Lens mount
Canon EF
Sony FE, Sony E (NEX)
Weight
1.39 lb
3.26 lb
Diameter
3.03 in
3.46 in
Length
5.63 in
7.87 in
Filter size
2.28 in
3.03 in
Sealing
nono
yesyes
Filter thread
yesyes
yesyes
Hood supplied
nono
yesyes
Tripod collar
nono
yesyes
Zoom lock
yesyes
yesyes

Often compared with EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Often compared with FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS