Nikon V1 Digital Camera Review$899.95
We found only minimal chromatic aberration with the 10-30mm kit lens, though it did injure sharpness near the edge of the lens. In our test shots it mostly showed up at the minimum aperture of f/16 as blue-green fringing around the edge of high-contrast targets. The fact that the 10-30mm lens we tested doesn't offer apertures below f/16 did help the V1, however, as we see the worst chromatic aberration at extreme apertures such as f/22 and smaller.
The 10-30mm lens on the Nikon V1 roughly equates to the 18-55mm lenses you'll see on DSLRs with APS-C image sensors, and we found the lens had a distortion profile similar to the 18-55mm Nikkor lens. The biggest issue is the barrel distortion apparent at the widest field of view, which registered at 2.54% according to our tests. By the middle focal point of 20mm that was already almost completely gone, with 19mm registering just an inconsequential 0.13% of barrel distortion and 30mm having a pincushion distortion of 0.14%.