The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G and the Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses. Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G is the longer of the two lenses at 100mm. The Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS with a length of 95mm, is 5mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 73mm.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G and Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
The 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 FE 24-70mm F4 OSS weighs 426g, 13% (68g) lighter than the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G's weight of 494g.
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 the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G and the Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony FX30, Sony ZV-E10 and Sony A6600.
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G has a focal range of 16-55mm and 3.4X zoom ratio which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 24-82.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera. Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS has a focal range of 24-70mm and 2.9X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 36 - 105mm.