Nikon has announced two lenses for its 1 system mirrorless cameras, in the shape of a 70-300mm ultra-telephoto zoom and a compact 10-30mm powerzoom. The 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is designed for sports and wildlife shooting, and features optical image stabilisation to counteract camera shake; its SRP is $999.95 / £879.99. Meanwhile the 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom is a compact lens with electronic zoom control that will come in a kit with the 1 V3 camera, or be sold separately with an SRP of $299.95 / £249.99.

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Go Farther with New 1 NIKKOR lenses

 Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom on Nikon 1 V3, powered-on and extended

Announced alongside the Nikon 1 V3, Nikon has introduced two new 1 NIKKOR lens offerings. Kitted with the V3, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom is an evolved compact zoom lens, ready for nearly any situation. Sporting a useful 3x zoom (27-81mm equivalent), the new 10-30mm lens is equipped with a unique power drive zoom dial that allows for simple and smooth zoom capability, ideal for capturing sharp and steady HD video. 

Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 

Additionally, Nikon has also introduced a powerful new telephoto zoom lens option that takes Nikon 1 users farther than ever before. The new 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens features a super-telephoto focal range (189-810mm equivalent) that can get the photographer up close to sports action or wildlife from a distance. The first 1 NIKKOR lens crafted with Super ED Glass, the 70-300mm lens is equipped with built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) and Nano Crystal Coating to prevent ghost and flare. 

Price and Availability

The Nikon 1 V3, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, the DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and the GR-N1010 Grip will be available in April 2014 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,199.95*. The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses will also be sold separately for $299.95* and $999.95*SRP, respectively.

Specifications

 Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom
Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format size1″
Focal length70–300 mm10–30 mm
Image stabilisationYes
Lens mountNikon 1
Aperture
Maximum apertureF4.5 - F5.6F3.5 - F5.6
Minimum apertureF16.0
Number of diaphragm blades7
Aperture notesRounded diaphragm
Optics
Elements169
Groups107
Special elements / coatingsED glass elements1 ED glass element, 4 aspherical elements
Focus
Minimum focus1.00 m (39.37)0.20 m (7.87)
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualUnknown
Focus methodInternal
Physical
Weight560 g (1.23 lb)85 g (0.19 lb)
Diameter73 mm (2.87)58 mm (2.28)
Length108 mm (4.25)28 mm (1.1)
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Power zoomYes
Zoom lockYes
Filter thread62 mm