Brownie Flashmite 20
Type: Solid body eyelevel rollfilm
Introduced: Apr 1960
Discontinued: June 1965
Film size: 620
Picture size: 2 1/4 X 2 1/4"
Manufactured: US, assembled in UK May 1961-1964
Lens: Meniscus f/11
Shutter: Single speed
Numbers made: ?
Original price: $15.00
The Brownie Flashmite 20 camera has a moulded plastic body, available in a few different colors, with a direct vision optical finder. It features a built-in flashholder that uses AG1 bulbs and 3 apertures with EV scale indictors which basically translates: EV13=f/11 - EV14=f/16 - EV15=f/22. It also has fairly primitive focusing which sets it apart from many other Brownie models.
The Brownie Flashmite 20 camera was considered a more advanced Brownie. The ability to adjust f/stop and focus was marketed to a more advanced home photographer. The built-in flashholder this a complete camera "system".
This functional camera was designed by Arthur H. Crapsey, the designer of many popular Kodak cameras.