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Sony SEL-P1650

Sony SEL-P1650
alaAverage 3.8

238 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 reviews of Sony SEL-P1650. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

On average, users rate this product 76/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Sony SEL-P1650 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on People are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and price are also appreciated.

price, usability, size, reliability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony SELP1650 Alpha NEX Series Power Zoom Lens 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSSSony SELP1650 Alpha NEX Series Power Zoom Lens 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Jun, 2018

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Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens Review


The Sony SELP1650 lens fits in your pocket while touting a powerful and precise zoom powered by a tiny motor. A compact lens like this is ideal for replacing a bulky kit lens when you want something smaller. Added features are designed to make photos...

The SELP1650 is light and travels well, so it is a good choice if you want to take your Sony DSLR on the go. The slim design lets you easily fit it in your purse or backpack, effectively giving your high-end DSLR camera the size and function of a...

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Lens is good. Not superb but considering the price it is a good lens. If you are using it for video you may have an issue with the zoom motor being heard on the audio I would prefer a manual zoom ring

Jan, 2016

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Not a bad kit lens, but there are better


I wish I bought my camera as body only and saved the money to buy a better lens. This lens is not bad but it's not great, I find it produces mediocre shots with inconsistency.

Jan, 2016

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Clear focus


Bought this in December 2015. Still getting used to setting but great camera, light and easy to use

Jan, 2016

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no happy :(


As soon as I bought my camera i thought was ideal, they updated this exact model and now I'm left with a camera that feels less than it should... its just disenchanting.....

Dec, 2015

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Good kit lens


Good kit lens. Not fast but reasonable quality images.

Nov, 2015

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Great for beginners


Being my first lens, I took over 1000 photos (up to the moment of review) and had no problem. The only thing that I find bad with it is when taking video the zoom is noisy. Overall great product for beginners.

Nov, 2015

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Great Features ...


I bought last month and is nice and work very well .

Nov, 2015

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good quality


I bought this lens along with an a6000 camera a month ago, and for a kit lens paired with the camera the quality of photo is excellent.

Sep, 2015

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Good in parts


I bought this lens with my NEX-6 and have been reasonably pleased with the sharpness and colour quality I get on Raw images. There is quite a lot of vignetting at wide open and a lot of barrel distortion, both of which can be greatly reduced in post...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.945 - 2.95
Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 5.6
Closest Focusing Distance:9.84
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):83
Diagonal angle of view (min):32
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.945 - 2.95
Focal length range (f-f):0.63 - 1.97
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Image sensor format:APS-C
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens mount interface:Sony E
Lens structure:9/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/8
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.95
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Packaging Content

Lens hood: No


Auto focus: Yes
Camera brands compatibility:Sony
Compatible products:NEX-C3A, NEX-F3K, NEX-3D, NEX-C3D, NEX-5, NEX-5RK, NEX-5ND, NEX-5A, NEX-5K, NEX-F3D, NEX-3A, NEX-3K, NEX-C3K, NEX-5N, NEX-5NK, NEX-5D, NEX-6, NEX-6Y, NEX-6L, NEX-7, NEX-7K
Lens hood: No
Manual focus: Yes
Maximum magnification:0.215

Weight & Dimensions

Filter size:1.59