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Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM vs Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM vs Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Top Features

  • 18-55mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 55mm
  • Max Format: APS-C / DX
  • Sony Alpha Mount
  • Weight: 210g.
  • Diameter: 70mm
  • Length: 69mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.25m
  • Max Magnification:0.34x

Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM

Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM Top Features

  • 16-50mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 72mm
  • Max Format:
  • Sony Alpha Mount
  • Weight: 577g.
  • Diameter: 81mm
  • Length: 88mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.3m
  • Max Magnification:0.2x

Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM

Our Winner: Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM over Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM

Focal Length – Tele 55mm vs 50mm
Weight 210g vs 577g
Diameter 70mm vs 81mm
Length 69mm vs 88mm
Filter Thread 55mm vs 72mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.25m vs 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.34x vs 0.2x

Pros Of Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM over Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
Focal Length – Wide 16mm vs 18mm
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 3.5
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 5.6
Distance Scale Yes vs No
Depth-of-Field Scale Yes vs No
Weather Sealing Yes vs No

Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM vs Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM Specs Table

General Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
Brand Sony Sony
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Standard Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Sony Alpha Sony Alpha
Max Format APS-C / DX APS-C / DX
Focal Range 18-55mm 16-50mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black Black
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom
Zoom Lock Yes
Zoom Ratio 3.1X 3.1X
Aperture
Max Aperture F3.5 – F5.6 F2.8
Min Aperture F22.0 – F36.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 7 7
Optics
Optical Elements 8 16
Optical Groups 7 13
Special Elements unknown 3 ED glass elements, aspherical elements
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.25m 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.34X 0.2X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Micromotor Ultrasonic
Full Time Manual
Focus Method Extending front Unknown
Distance Scale No Yes
DoF Scale No Yes
Distance Scale No Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 210g 577g
Diameter 70mm 81mm
Length 69mm 88mm
Materials Unknown Metal mount
Weather Sealing Unknown Yes
Filter Thread 55mm 72mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied No Yes
Hood Code ALC-SH108 ALC-SH117
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories
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