Vivitar V2000

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The Vivitar V2000 is a fully manual 35mm film SLR camera marketed by Vivitar in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It takes K-mount (Pentax bayonet) lenses. It has a plastic body, hot-shoe flash socket, through-the-lens light meter with viewfinder LED indicators (activated by pushing the shutter release button half-way), manual film advance, screw thread for remote shutter release cord. It does not have a flash sync terminal, automatic exposure capability or a self-timer. The shutter is fully mechanical. The battery is required only to power the meter. The camera was available with a 35-70mm f/3.5-4.8 kit lens. Both the camera body and the lens were made by Cosina.[1]

The V2000 is a no-frills SLR (manual exposure only, no self-timer, etc.) 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


  1. Vivitar Buyer's Guide, Effective 1 July 1989, p V1