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Sony SEL-P1650

Sony SEL-P1650
alaAverage 3.8

238 reviews

Apr, 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 are also appreciated.

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 really like the reliability and size. The usability and price also get good views.

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

Apr, 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