Product Comparison: Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS vs Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS

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General Specifications
E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
About the Product
Great for travel, this lightweight, retractable mid-range zoom collapses down to just 29.9 mm. It also features a power zoom for smooth, silent, effortless zooming.
The SEL55210 offers the reach you need for subjects such as sports and nature. Built-in image stabilisation reduces blur when shooting at long range or in low light.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Sony E
Sony E
Maximum Aperture
3.5 /f
4.5 /f
Minimum Focal Length
16 millimeters
55 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
50 millimeters
210 millimeters
Lens Type
Telephoto zoom
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens
  • Very compact and flexible range of focal lengths is its strength.
  • Zoom range and image quality is highly acceptable and I like it.
  • The images were absolutely superb!
  • Image sharpness is excellent all the down to f/16 before diffraction sets in.
  • Excellent focal length. Highly recommend.
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • The images it produces are clean and sharp.
  • The images are sharp and clear at almost all the focal range.
  • Good product, great aperture and focal length.
  • No problem with the sharpness or the image quality.
  • Quite small aperture.
Size & Weight
2.55 in.
2.5 in.
2.55 in.
2.5 in.
1.17 in.
4.25 in.
4.1 oz.
12.2 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens
  • Very compact and extremely light, I hardly notice it.
  • Very light and small compare to the 18-55mm lens.
  • It is a very convenient lens for an average user. Great size.
  • It is very small and lightweight lens, ideal for traveling.
  • Good build quality. Good weight. Good size.
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • It's light, cheap and compact.
  • Well worth the money! Light weight and well built.
  • Lightweight, reasonable size, image stabilization and low cost.
  • It is lightweight and works great.
  • The weight is very light, it's good when I go travel!
Minimum Focus Distance
12 in.
39.36 in.
Field Of View
83° - 32°
29° - 7°40'
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens
  • It has the easy zoom and autofocus option.
  • The ring around the barrel is pretty cool and allows both manual zoom and manual focus.
  • The combine zoom and focus ring works quickly.
  • Focus is pretty quick, no complaints.
  • Both manual and auto focus results provide excellent clarity and resolution of fine details.
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Image stabilization works well.
  • The lens has stabilization, making it easier to handhold and still get a sharp picture.
  • The autofocus is great, especially in daytime light.
  • The focus and zoom rings turn smoothly.
  • Produces excellent photos. Autofocus and image stabilization work quite well.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
Lens Groups and Elements
9 Elements in 8 Groups
13 Elements in 9 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
40.5 millimeters
49 millimeters
Effortless zooming, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, Circular aperture
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, Circular aperture, Direct Manual Focus
What customers say about "Features"
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens
  • Fit and finish are very nice.
  • It is small and has stabilizer which is a plus.
  • The OSS (image stabilization) works well for video.
  • The colors are crisp and the images clear. Great build quality.
  • Very good quality. Focusing is quick and accurate.
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • The lens performs well on Sony A7 full frame cameras.
  • Well constructed solid lens.
  • Very good lens, especially for its price.
  • Images are crisp and colour balanced.
  • Good images and fast focusing.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
299.99 $
299.99 $

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