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Nikon 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR PD-Zoom lens announced

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Nikon announced a new 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR PD-Zoom lens. The price is $296.95. Few sample images can be found here. Additional coverage:

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Product Description

Compact versatility and smooth performance

You can’t predict life’s special occasions, but you can be prepared with the right camera and lens. The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens (27-81mm equivalent) is your portable companion. More compact than the current 10-30mm lens, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM features a Power-Drive zoom, perfect for shooting smooth video.

Pocket sized convenience

Pocket-sized convenience and quality at last! The more compact a camera is, the more likely you’ll be to carry it. The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM delivers big performance in a small package making your Nikon 1 sleeker than ever. With a built-in lens cover, you have one less thing to worry about.

Silent zoom, perfect for video

Reducing camera shake is important, especially in low light or while shooting video. The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens lets you adjust the zoom smoothly using a gentle swipe of your finger. Don’t worry about picking up unwanted sounds, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM is as quiet as it is smooth.

Versatile zoom range

Unpredictable moments won’t wait for a lens change. Be ready to capture tack-sharp shots of groups, landscapes, or even striking portraits without delay. When you don’t know what life has in store, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM is your go-to lens.

Supplied Accessories

  • LF-N1000 Rear Lens Cap

MTF chart

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Lens design

Nikon 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f:3.5-5.6 VR PD-Zoom lens design
Different colors of the lens will be available in Asia:

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Pre-order links can be found here.

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  • Fred Flintstone

    Yawn

  • Fred Flintstone

    What is it with Nikon and updating their kit zooms?

  • KnightPhoto

    Compact for use on the V3 without the grip makes sense. Power zoom and quiet for video are bonuses. Sure f3.5-5.6 is boring and an f/2.8-4 option needs to come, but this is prob a decent addition to the system and hey it comes free with your V3 ;-)

    • phil

      2.8-4 vs 3.5-5.6 really makes no difference on this tiny sensor

      • lord eels

        actually it makes an even bigger difference considering small sensor ISO performance.

  • Captain Megaton

    Folding, silent power zoom, and a built in lens cap!?. This lens is a mini-marvel, and for once I’m not being sarcastic.

  • Kynikos

    Yippee. Another 10-30.
    Not to be confused with the first 10-30.
    Or last year’s 11-27.
    Next year: 12-29!

    And yet, no prime longer than, what, 32 (85 fov on a tiny 1″ sensor)? What a joke.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      I think there were two 10-30mm lenses, the 11-27mm and now this is the fourth one?

      • Fred Flintstone

        Plus the AW 11-27.5 u can never have enuff ;-)

      • Kynikos

        I think you’re correct.
        Admin puts the smackdown on another ignorant poster :)

        More seriously, this is the best rumours site on the web.

  • twoomy

    And what’s going on with the AW1? (availability issues, no VR in the AW kit lens). Seems like Nikon 1 is going in two directions: 1) boring 2) exciting water-proof option that misses the mark and isn’t available. *SIGH* For this price, I’d be hard-pressed to pick this over an Olympus M43 kit. Still love my D800 though.

  • decisivemoment

    Very tempting indeed. This thing is so small that I can pocket it with my V1 as if I were carrying the pancake wide angle lens. They’re both the same size. Not just “another kit lens” by any means.

    • g16

      The size of lens glasses is so small. It makes me think the original design is came from P&S camera but with the built-in motor which is not so bad if the price is about $100.

  • Anonymus

    I guess Nikon tries to establish the 1-Line as a system for videographers. There are several advantages in using the 1 for Video. Besides the fact that it is really small and handy, it offers quite a bit: shooting in PASM (with appropriate cameras), several other interesting options (shooting HD-slowmo, taking fullres Stills during video) and the huge advantage of having the complete sensor read out.
    And thatfore, updating the 10-30 with a dedicated lens is a good thing! I wouldn’t wonder if the V4 comes with 4K ability as well as a external mic-jack.

    • MyrddinWilt

      The problem with putting a mic jack on the camera is that most professional mics require phantom power and the XLR connectors are HUGE.

      I’m just waiting for a manufacturer to realize that if they went to a digital format, they could build the A2D converter into the plug that goes into the microphone, run digital signal/power cables up to the camera and save space and weight while eliminating cross talk.

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