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

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1 Nikkor VR 10-100 mm
f/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom
Maker Nikon
Technical data
Type Zoom
Focal length 10-100 mm
Crop factor 2.7
Aperture (max/min) f/4.5-16
Close focus distance 0.3-0.85 m
Max. magnification 1:2.9
Diaphragm blades 7 (rounded)
Construction 21 elements / 14 groups
Ultrasonic motor Yes Yes
Lens-based stabilization Yes Yes
Macro capable Yes Yes
Application Superzoom
Weight 515g
Filter diameter 72 mm
Introduction September 2011
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 10-100 mm 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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