Product Comparison: Sony Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA vs Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

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General Specifications
Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA
E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
About the Product
The SAL1680Z is a superb single-lens solution for many APS-C format photographers. Its 35 mm equivalent 24-120 mm range may be all you’ll ever need for day-to-day shooting.
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.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Sony A
Sony E
Maximum Aperture
3.5 /f
3.5 /f
Minimum Focal Length
16 millimeters
16 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
80 millimeters
50 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Zoom Lens
  • This lens is razor sharp, with absolutely no chromatic aberration at any zoom length.
  • It has produced very good results. Great aperture.
  • The zoom range and aperture range are amazing.
  • It is tack sharp at all apertures and focal lengths.
  • The range is awesome. I love the wide-angle.
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.
Size & Weight
2.83 in.
2.55 in.
2.83 in.
2.55 in.
3.26 in.
1.17 in.
15.7 oz.
4.1 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Zoom Lens
  • Good weight to size ratio.
  • Compact and lightweight which are important considerations in pairing up with the relatively compact and light Sony A65.
  • I love the colors and contrast. I love the compact size.
  • It is as sharp as a prime at 80mm. The images are superb. Amazing size and weight.
  • Compact and good quality. This is perfect for video.
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.
Minimum Focus Distance
13.78 in.
12 in.
Field Of View
83° - 20°
83° - 32°
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Zoom Lens
  • The zoom is smooth and the focus is super fast and scary precise.
  • The feel of the zoom ring and aperture ring are firm and smooth.
  • I find the build quality to be good and the focusing to be fast.
  • This is a great lens and has good sharpness, contrast and zoom range.
  • This is a fine zoom lens with superb optics. Contrast, color fidelity are excellent.
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.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
Lens Groups and Elements
14 Elements in 10 Groups
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
62 millimeters
40.5 millimeters
ZEISS® zoom, Vario-Sonnar design, Circular aperture, ZEISS® T* coating
Effortless zooming, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, Circular aperture
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Zoom Lens
  • This lens is amazingly good - it perfectly complements the Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera.
  • Extremely high quality output.
  • Good build quality for its price range.
  • Photos are sharp with great colors.
  • The build quality is excellent. Highly recommend.
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
999.99 $
299.99 $

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