Vivitar 3800N 35mm Film Camera

The Vivitar 3800N is a single-lens reflex (SLR) manual 35mm film camera from Vivitar – a company typically known for inexpensive lenses and camera accessories. Aside from a small battery to power the simple through-the-lens light meter, the Vivitar 3800N is fully manual and does not support any automatic features. The main benefit from this is price. The Vivitar 3800N is by far the least expensive 35mm film single-lens reflex (SLR) camera out of the few who still manufacture them. That said, the Vivitar 3800N may not be as sturdy and well built as other 35mm SLR film cameras.

Vivitar 3800N Specifications

Type

35mm Single-Lens Reflex Camera

Negative Size

24 x 36 mm

ISO

50-3200

Shutter

Vertically running metal focal plane shutter

Shutter Speed

1/2000 – 1s   and "B" – continuous

Film Rewind

Film rewind crank, not automatic

Lens Mount

PK Mount

Exposure Modes

Manual

Exposure Metering

Through-the-lens, full- aperture, center weighted light metering with SPD cell; Manual exposure with LED display; metering range EV 2-19 (with ISO100 film and 50 mm f/1.4 lens); ISO25-3200 film speed range; exposure meter switch activated by pressing shutter release button halfway in.

Exposure Meter
Power Source

2 x 1.5V alkaline (LR44) or 1.55V silver-oxide (SR44) batteries

Multi-exposure

Yes

Exposure Counter

Additive, auto reset when camera back is open

Depth of Field Preview

Yes

Dimensions
(W x H x D)

135 x 584.5 x 50 mm

Weight

445 g (without batteries)

 

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