Versatile and portable enough to take anywhere, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–100mm lens can handle anything from close-up portraits to distant sporting action with ease.
This powerful zoom lens has a focal length range of 10–100mm and maximum apertures of f/4.0–5.6, plus a Vibration Reduction function to ensure that stills stay crisp and movies are always steady.
With its classy, compact design and high-quality metallic exterior, this is an indispensable all-round lens that you’ll always enjoy using.
1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 is a high-power zoom lens that covers an extremely wide focal-length range from wide-angle 10 mm to telephoto 100 mm. Angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of approx. 27 to 270 mm in 35mm  format. With this lens, you can easily shoot a wide variety of subjects and scenes. It is also useful when capturing a moving subject, such as children running, with which shooting distance changes quickly.
You can include the ambience of the surroundings within the frame by using the wide-angle range. With the telephoto range, you can shoot close-ups of your subject.
The sample image (below, left) produces a magnificent sight with a wide angle of view, capturing the spiral staircase composed of beautiful curves together with the female subject. The close-up shot (below, right) was taken at the maximum telephoto position from the same shooting point.
When shooting scenes such as children playing in water or sports like soccer, in which focus distance changes quickly, you don't need to change lenses according to the distance to the subjects.
1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 is the world's smallest high-power 10x zoom lens. It is highly recommended when taking a single lens for travel.
By using the telephoto range of this lens, you can shoot a powerful picture.
In the image at right, shot at the telephoto position of 100 mm, the yacht at the back appears closer, making the perspective compressed and creating a strong impression.
By shooting at the telephoto position of the lens, you can also easily create a beautifully blurred image that effectively emphasizes the subject.
In this picture, the model's facial expression stands out as her surroundings are beautifully and softly blurred.
1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 consistently demonstrates superior rendering from infinity to the minimum focus distance throughout the entire zoom range. It captures sharp images that deliver a sense of depth.
In the sample image, the lens accurately reproduces the texture of the tomatoes, thickness of the soup, and fresh color and depth of the green leaves. Being able to shoot such a dish in front of you while seated is another advantage of this lens.
A VR function is incorporated in 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6. Under low-light conditions where slower shutter speeds must be used, slight camera shake is likely to cause image blur. This can be minimized by the VR function.
Employing a metallic material for every color model, 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 has a sophisticated, refined exterior design. As a compact lens that has a zoom ring featuring metallic roulette, it fits right in your hand, ensuring comfortable operability. You can smoothly zoom in and out. Five colors are available to choose from to match the body colors of Nikon 1 J3 (red and beige are only available for kit lenses). The lens barrel, which extends when zooming, is the same color as the lens body.
1 mount lens
19 elements in 12 groups (including 3 aspherical lens elements, 2 ED lens elements, and HRI lens elements)
Angle of view
Minimum focus distance
10 mm focal length: 0.35 m (1.1 ft) from focal plane 60 mm focal length: 1.0 m (3.3 ft) from focal plane 100 mm focal length: 0.65 m (2.1 ft) from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio (35mm  equivalent ratio)
0.12x (Approx. 0.33x)
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
10 mm focal length: f/4 to f/16 100 mm focal length: f/5.6 to f/16
55 mm (P=0.75 mm)
Approx. 60.5 mm diameter x 70.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Approx. 298 g (10.5 oz)