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 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 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.Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G is the longer of the two lenses at 100mm. The Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS with a length of 83mm is 17mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 73mm.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G and Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 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 FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS weighs 295g, 40% (199g) 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 Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G and Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 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 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS has a focal range of 28-70mm and 2.5X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 42 - 105mm.