Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR Lens

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Key Features

  • 10-100mm focal length
  • 27-270mm equivalent focal length on CX cameras
  • F4-5.6 maximum aperture; F16-16 minimum
  • Image stabilization
  • 55mm filters
  • 0.65m/25.59" minimum focus
  • Nikon 1 mount for 1 series interchangeable lens cameras

Product Description

The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm F4.5-5.6 is an optically stabilized super-zoom lens for Nikon's CX-format 1 cameras, offering an effective focal length span of 27-270mm. Ideal for situations where versatility is more important than critical image quality, it is available in several colors to complement Nikon's growing range of 1 System cameras.


Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 1″
Focal length 10–100 mm
Image stabilisation Yes
Lens mount Nikon 1
Maximum aperture F4.0 - F5.6
Minimum aperture F16.0
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes Rounded diaphragm
Elements 19
Groups 12
Special elements / coatings 3 aspherical lens elements, 2 ED lens elements, HRI lens elements
Minimum focus 0.35 m (13.78)
Maximum magnification 0.12×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Unknown
Focus method Internal
Focus notes Minimum focus 0.35m at 10mm (wide), 0.65m at 100mm (tele)
Weight 298 g (0.66 lb)
Diameter 61 mm (2.38)
Length 71 mm (2.78)
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount
Colour Black, silver, white
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Filter thread 55 mm
Hood supplied No
Hood product code HB-N106
Notes Retractable lens machanism

Questions & Answers


Difference between the NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 non-powered and PD-ZOOM

Is the newer lens "1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6" a replacement of the older 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM ? Is the powered lens 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM obsoleted? What was the reason Nikon introduced 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6, is it any better than the powered 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM? In an other discussion I was recommended to go for the older 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM. What am I loosing when not taking the newer 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6? All the Best and Thank You, Miklos

Miki Nemeth asked
1 year ago


Miklos, I purchased both kits from B&H last December.  First the V1 and 10-30 and 30-110, and two weeks later after being smitten with the camera, a second kit with the PD 10-100, FT-1, etc..  Since then I've tested the lens thoroughly against the 10-30, 30-110, 18.5 CX lenses, the 18-70 DX, 18-200 DX, 35/1.8 DX, 50/1.8D, 70-300VR and can say without hesitation, the PD zoom is the finest 10X zoom I've ever used.  It is a spectacular piece of lens and matches or exceeds many of these lenses, especially the DX zooms, at equal focal lengths.  I'd have no hesitation whatsoever in mounting this lens and leaving it on in place of the 10-30 or 30-110 if quality or performance was the only comparison.  If video is to be considered, the lens is a no-brainer and was without doubt designed with video in mind. Having said that, it is fairly large and heavy in comparison to the newer lens (which I haven't used) and that's a major consideration for someone contemplating a purchase.  It approaches ... Continue Reading

WD answered
1 year ago

For stills shooters - very possibly. No - at least not officially (to my knowledge). It is smaller, and weighs only about 300 grams. Regarding IQ, I haven't come across a shootout. If you shoot video, that may be good advice. Continue Reading

1 year ago

The PD (powered version) is 1/2 stop slower (f/4.5 instead of /4.0) on the short end and significantly larger and heavier and more expensive. The powered zoom (which also has silent focus and silent zoom) is a huge boon when taking video, however. Both lenses remain on sale in the NikonUSA store at full price so the PD doez not appear to have been obsoleted. Continue Reading

MattZisk answered
1 year ago

Warranty Information

"No registration or "warranty" card is included or needed with a Nikon D-SLR or Coolpix camera. Keep your original, dated proof of purchase from the Authorized Nikon Inc. dealer in case warranty service is ever needed. These products do include either a mail-in form or a paper with a web link to our registration page:
It's advised to register your product with Nikon so that we can send you information about future updates or service issues that may arise.

Nikkor lenses come with a standard one year warranty and Nikon Inc. lenses sold by authorized Nikon Inc. dealers will have a Nikon Inc. Five Year Extension. To register for the five year extension, one copy of the included form must be mailed in as indicated. Keep the Customer copy of the form as well as the original proof of purchase (sales receipt)."

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