If your first question is 'Where's the screen?', you're probably too young to appreciate the new camera launched today by Vivitar in the US.
The V3800N is a 35mm film SLR with depth of field preview, an optical viewfinder with split-image focusing, multi-exposure capability, 10-second self-timer, and X Contact hot shoe for add-on flash.
The bargain basement SLR - costing just $200 (£128) - is actually more of a re-launch, with Sakar International cranking up production of the 'classic' (yes, that means 'old') film camera after it bought the Vivitar brand last year.
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Zooming into the past
The Vivitar V3800N comes with either a 50mm lens or a 28-70mm zoom lens, and features shutter speeds of 1 to 1/2000 sec, accepts ISO 25-3200 film speeds, and includes a quick-release K-type bayonet lens mount for additional lenses. It weighs a solid 445 grams.
The return of the camera is part of Sakar's larger strategy to leverage the reputation of the 71-year-old Vivitar brand to expand its footprint in the camera business - it also sells some cheapo digital cameras.
The V3800N ships with a neckstrap, gadget bag, flash, UV filter and, to complete the retro feel, even a roll of black and white film. Bless!
UK analogue snappers can pick up a V3800N from the B&H website.