The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 and the Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 is the longer of the two lenses at 206mm. The Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS with a length of 30mm is 176mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 also has a larger diameter of 85mm compared to Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS's 65mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 and Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS weighs 116g, 88% (864g) lighter than the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9's weight of 980g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 and Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 has a focal range of 18-55mm and 3.1X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 27 - 82.5mm.
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS has a focal range of 16-50mm and 3.1X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-75mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.