Kodak Brownie Super 27

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The Brownie Super 27 is a viewfinder camera taking 4x4cm images on 127 film. It was made in the USA by Kodak, from August 1961 - June 1965[1]. It has a built-in flash holder for AG-1 flashbulbs, covered by a door beside the lens. The f/8 Kodar lens has two aperture stops - "SUNNY" (f/13.5) and "CL'DY BR'T/FLASH" (f/8), selected by a knob on the front, between the viewfinder and lens. There are two focus zones, "CLOSE-UP" (3½-6ft) and "BEYOND 6ft". The shutter has two speeds, 1/80 when the flash door is closed, and 1/40 when open[2]. Winding the film cocks the shutter, hence preventing double-exposures.

There was an auto-exposure version of the Super 27, called the Brownie Auto 27.


  • Manufacturer: Kodak, USA
  • Introduced: Aug 1961
  • Withdrawn: June 1965
  • Original cost: $19.00[3]
  • Lens: Kodar, f8
  • Shutter: Fixed 1/80th or 1/40th
  • Film: 127


  1. Coe, Brian, Kodak Cameras - the First Hundred Years, Hove Foto Books, 1988
  2. Instruction Manual back cover
  3. History of Kodak Cameras (archived) at Kodak.com