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Vivitar V3800N
8.6 out of 10

Vivitar V3800N

An SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera for film enthusiasts. Read more

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Overall 10
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Value for money 10
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Very pleased with this camera

Walmart
19 June 2010
  • Summary: I am using this camera for a university photography class (black and white) and am very happy with it. It has half-stops for more accurate aperture settings, which I'm really appreciating now that we're shooting. It feels very sturdy and has a good response. My first prints are looking good.
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Overall 10
10

Had Mine Since 1990... Outstanding Budget Manual...

NickTrop, PriceGrabber
27 December 2005
  • Summary: 'kay, got in to photography years ago, and was looking for a used Pentax 1000 "student camera". This was pre-eBay days. Well, the cost of a used, dinged, dented, Pentax 1000 was twice the price of this "K-Mart Special", the Vivitar.
  • Pros: - Light, small, cheap - Durable, had mine for 15 years - FAST, GOOD, Sharp 1.7 50mm prime lens. - K mount... lots of great used Tac and 3rd party lenses - Shutter speeds from "B" to 1/2000
  • Cons: - Build quality not on par with Nikes, Canons, etc. That said, I had mine since about 1990. Survived a couple drops, too - Camera jammed once after 10 yrs. Fixed by a good smack on the back. LOL
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Overall 6
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Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Looks 8
8.0

Starter SLR

cathh_ukq, Ciao
1 June 2005
  • Excerpt: The Vivitar 3800 N SLR is a great entry level piece for beginners to photography. The camera is versatile and strong, and is supplied with a zoom lens which operates from a wide angle outwards. Having used the camera myself for three years now, I've found it trusty, reliable and strong.
  • Pros: Robust, long lasting and a great little entry level learner
  • Cons: No automatic features
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