The Vivitar V2000 is a 35mm film SLR camera marketed by Vivitar in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Both the camera body and the lens were made by Cosina, and it's comparable to their CT1EX but with different body moldings. It takes K-mount (Pentax bayonet) lenses.
It has a plastic body, a hot-shoe flash socket, through-the-lens light metering with viewfinder LED indicators (activated by pushing the shutter release button half-way), manual film advance, and is threaded for a remote shutter release cable. The film advance lever must be pulled outwards from the body to unlock the shutter button (common to many Cosina-built SLRs of the era).
This is a rather basic model among Vivitar's "Vx000" cameras: Unlike the later V4000S it does not have a flash sync terminal, or a self-timer. The V6000 has electronically-timed autoexposure; but the V2000's shutter is entirely mechanical, meaning a battery is only required to power its exposure meter. The camera was bundled with a 35-70mm f/3.5-4.8 kit lens. Unlike the plasticky silver bodies of some other Vivitars, the V2000's matte-black styling is subdued and simple.
The V2000 is a no-frills all-manual SLR of the type often recommended to beginning students of photography. Its 1/2000 top shutter speed and LED metering display may compare favorably to similar old stalwarts such as Pentax's K1000.
- Badging: Vivitar
- Manufacturer: Cosina
- Lens mount: Pentax K
- ISO: 25 - 1600
- Shutter: Vertical travel, metal focal plane shutter
- Shutter Speeds: 1/2000 to B
- Flash sync: Hot shoe, X-sync PC connector, 1/125
- Viewfinder: eye-level pentaprism with match LED display
- Meter: open aperture, TTL, center-weighted averaging
- Battery: 1.5v LR44, SR44 or equivalent (x2)
- Weight: 411 g (14.5 oz)
- Original stock number(s): 105743