E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS

E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS

16–50 mm lens with electronic Power Zoom, ED glass and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. Easy to carry at just 11.77"
E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS

The lens that goes where you go

With a slim, compact design that retracts down to 29.9 mm, it's perfect for travel.

Effortless zooming

The first E-mount lens with an electrically driven zoom, it has a smooth, silent operation-ideal for shooting video.

Noise-free shots even in low light

With a constant maximum aperture of F4, you can use fast shutter speeds without raising ISO sensitivity unnecessarily.

Ready when you are

As soon as camera power is turned on, the lens extends and is ready for shooting.

Flexibility and control

In AF (Auto Focus) mode the dual-function control ring handles zoom; in MF (Manual Focus) mode, the ring offers manual control.

Big-lens performance

Extra-Low Dispersion glass and four aspherical lens elements deliver accurate, distortion-free images.

Blur at its best

Thanks to the circular aperture you can capture attractive foreground and background blur effects.

Built-in image stabilization

Optical SteadyShot not only reduces camera shake during handheld shooting but also improves performance in low-light conditions.


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Lens Specifications
Mount Sony E-mount
Format APS-C
Focal Length (mm) 16-50mm
35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C) 24-75mm
Lens Groups / Elements 8/9
Angle of View (APS-C) 83°-32°
Maximum aperture (F) 3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture (F) 22-36
Aperture Blades 7
Circular Aperture Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 0.82-1 ft (0.25-0.3 m)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x) 0.215x
Filter Diameter (mm) 40.5mm
Image stabilization (SteadyShot) Optical SteadyShot
Size & Weight
Dimensions (D x L) 2-5/8 x 1-3/16" (64.7 x 29.9 mm)
Weight 4.1 oz (116 g)

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