Nikon general warranty is 1 year for body and 3-5 years for the lenses. You can always extended warranty. Warranty is manufacture like most company. If something is wrong you send it in, and if they deem it is becasue of manufacture defect they will fix it for free within the 1-year or 3-5 for lens. If they see you drop it or did something, then you will be paying for it.