Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom

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1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm
f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom
Key features
Maker: Nikon
Vibration reduction: Yes Yes
Silent wave motor: Yes Yes
Macro capable: Yes Yes
Application: Superzoom
Technical data
Type: Zoom
Focal length: 10-100mm
Frame coverage: 2.7
Aperture (max/min): f/4.5-16
Construction: 14 groups / 21 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded)
Close focus distance: 0.3-0.85m
Max. magnification: 1:2.9
Weight: 515g
Filter diameter: 72mm
Angle of view
Introduced: September 2011
Retail info
Nikon 1 V1 with Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and ME-1 stereo microphone in HD-video use

The Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom for the 1 series' unique CX format (crop factor 2.7) is a Superzoom lens manufactured by Nikon, introduced in September 2011 for use on Nikon CX format mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras.

It integrates a high amount of technologies: 21 elements in 14 groups including 1 High Refractive Index (HRI), 3 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and 2 aspherical lenses,[1] Super Integrated Coating (SIC), internal focusing (IF) with world's fastest quiet ultra-fast Voice Coil motor (VCM), silent 3-speed PD-Zoom, Vibration Reduction (VR II), retractable lens mechanism and 7 rounded diaphragm blades.[2][3]

Together with the Canon EF 28-300mm lens it is the only current superzoom with 20 elements or more. There's no distance scale and it doesn't feature an aperture ring.


Several reviews state the extremely high speed without any noise and very high optical quality, especially excellent sharpness, exceeding many other products and being a positive exception compared to other superzooms.[4][5][6] As disadvantages are mentioned its size, weight and price. It received very good valuations for photos, with additional advantages seen in the HD video area.

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