Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens


Extremely compact with a practical zoom range, the E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS makes for a decent entry lens into Sony’s APS-C cameras. With a 35mm equivalent range of 24-75mm, this lens is good for casual event, street, portrait, and landscape photographers. One extra-low dispersion element and four aspherical elements minimize distortion, while Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces camera shake when slow shutter speeds are required. Videographers will appreciate this lens’s Power Zoom, which delivers smooth zoom, electronically controlled on the side of the lens barrel.

Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

Applications: Fitting seamlessly on Sony’s compact APS-C cameras, this general-purpose zoom offers the equivalence of 24-75mm while adding next to no bulk to your camera setup.



+ Convenient zoom range
+ Optical SteadyShot
+ Power Zoom
+ Compact build

- Limited to APS-C sensors/shooting modes
- Slow and variable maximum aperture


Focal Length 16-50mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 24-75mm
Aperture Range f/3.5-5.6 to f/22-36
Optical Layout 9 elements, 8 groups
(1 extra-low dispersion elements, 4 aspherical elements)
Coating Not specified
Minimum Focusing Distance 9.8' / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.21x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Size 40.5mm
Dimensions 2.6 x 1.2" / 64.8 x 30mm
Weight 4.1 oz / 116 g