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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-500/5.6 E ED VR vs. Sigma 150-600/5.0-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary for Canon + 1

Internal focusing
Yes
No
Yes
Manual focus in AF mode (FTM)
Yes
Yes
No
Supports autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto focus engine
Ultrasound engine
Ultrasound engine
Electrical standard engine
Filter thread
Yes
Yes
Yes
Filter diameter
95 mm
95 mm
72 mm
Format
Full-frame (35mm)
Full-frame (35mm)
APS-C (crop)
Lens mount system
Diameter
108 mm
105 mm
79 mm
Length
268 mm
260.1 mm
123.9 mm
Product weight
2300 g
1930 g
710 g
Tripod mount
Yes
Yes
No
Weather proof (moisture/dust)
No
No
No
Construction
Zoom
Zoom
Zoom
Motorised zoom
No
No
No
zoom mechanism
Expanding
Expanding
Expanding
Type of lens
Tele
Tele
Wide angle, Super Zoom
Focal length (physical)
200 - 500 mm
150 - 600 mm
18 - 400 mm
Image stabiliser
Yes
Yes
Yes
Magnification ratio (1:x)
4.5
5
2.9
Maximum aperture (wide-angle - telephoto)
5.6
5 - 6.3
3.5 - 6.3
Minimum focus distance (wide angle-tele)
2.2 m
2.8 m
0.45 m
Lens hood (included/ built-in)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Release year
2015
2014
2017