Copied from Nikon's Service & Support Page:
Having a "Lens error" message display on the camera's LCD display indicates a problem with the camera lens mechanism. This situation generally requires that the camera be sent to a Nikon Service Department for repair. Before doing this however, be sure to check these situations below:
- One possible reason for this error is if the camera is switched on and the lens unit is prevented from extending. The camera will struggle for a second to extend the lens, then report the problem. Inspect the lens for any obvious obstruction, then turn the camera off, then on again. Usually, simply switching the camera Off then On again is enough to correct this problem.
- Remove and recharge the battery. Retest.
If this does not help, then we regret the camera must
be sent to our Nikon Service department as there are no user serviceable parts on Nikon Coolpix cameras.
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We apologize for the inconvenience and will do everything we can to repair your Nikon camera as quickly as possible.