Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6
Rated 2 out of 5 by NorCalNikonFan Lens errors after 3 weeks of use
Overall I like the Nikon 1 J1 system and have captured some great images on tour in Europe. However, after only 3 weeks of use the 10-30mm lens has developed a consistent "lens error" issue when the system is turned on by unlocking the lens, or if the camera is switched on with the lens already extended but with the zoom ring anywhere between 10mm and 14mm. The compact design seems great but it's just not rugged enough, apparently. Be aware that if your lens develops problems you are dead in the water until it gets serviced, as these are only sold with the kit. You can't purchase a separate back-up. I'll be using the larger DSLR for now.
September 28, 2012