ARRI ALEXA Mini
Compact, lightweight and self-contained, the ARRI ALEXA Mini is a versatile additional tool in the ALEXA camera range. The ALEXA Mini perfectly complements an ALEXA shooting kit, eliminating the complications of working with third-party cameras for specialized shots and keeping everything within a single system that is trusted all over the world.
These features expand on the benefits that have already made ALEXA such a success – exceptional image quality and low production cost through reliability, ergonomics and efficient workflows.
Unsurpassed overall image quality
Like the ARRI AMIRA, the ALEXA Mini can record 4K UHD ProRes images, facilitating real-time 4K UHD output and simple pipelines for high-resolution deliverables. More important than this, however, is the fact that the Mini and all other ARRI cameras with the ALEV III sensor offer unrivalled overall image quality by focusing not just on spatial resolution, but also on other image quality parameters such as dynamic range.
Strength and agility through state-of-the-art materials
To maintain ARRI’s famously rugged build quality in a small and lightweight camera, a number of unique design solutions have been incorporated. These include highly integrated and sealed electronics, a lightweight carbon housing and a solid titanium PL mount that connects directly with the new internal sensor mount – also made of titanium – to ensure a super-stable flange focal distance, even when using large lenses. Nimble in use and hardy on set, the ALEXA Mini is a go-anywhere tool, easy to transport in backpacks or as carry-on luggage.
The ALEXA Mini can be operated in a number of ways: by wireless remote control, as a normal camera with the ARRI MVF-1 multi viewfinder attached, or with an on-board monitor and controlled via the user button interface on the camera body. Light enough to be comfortably held at arm’s length in a hand rig, its compact size and extremely quiet operation also make it ideal for tight shooting conditions.
Uncompromised image quality for specialized shots
The overwhelming advantage of the ALEXA Mini is that it marries such a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the ARRI ALEXA system a gold standard for the industry. Combine the Mini with any other ALEXA camera and you will have perfectly matched images, even on anamorphic productions – thanks to the 4:3 sensor and automatic de‑squeeze function. Workflows will also be identical, with options to record ProRes or uncompressed ARRIRAW either in-camera to CFast 2.0 cards or to a specially-designed external Codex recorder.
|Camera Type||35 mm format film-style digital camera with lightweight and compact carbon body, switchable active sensor area, support for ARRI MVF-1 viewfinder, built-in remote control capabilities via ARRI Electronic Control System and Wi-Fi, support for cforce motors, built-in motorized ND filters, interchangeable lens mounts and ARRI Lens Data System as well as Lens Data Archive.|
|Sensor||35 mm format ARRI ALEV III CMOS with Bayer pattern color filter array|
|Recording Formats||ProRes:S16 HD: 1920 x 1080 (up-sampled from 1600 x 900)|
HD: 1920 x 1080
2K Cine 16:9: 2048 x 1152
3.2K: 3200 x 1800
4K UHD: 3840 x 2160 (up-sampled from 3.2K)
4:3 2.8K: 2880 x 2160 (padded to 2944 x 2160)
|Frame Rates 16:9||ProRes HD 0.75 – 200 fps|
ProRes S16 HD 0.75 – 200 fps
ProRes 2K 0.75 – 200 fps
ProRes 3.2K 0.75 – 60 fps
ProRes UHD 0.75 – 60 fps
MFX/ARRIRAW 16:9 2.8K 0.75 – 48 fps
|Frame Rates 4:3||ProRes 4:3 2.8K 0.75 – 50 fps|
|Shutter||Electronic shutter, 5.0° to 356.0°|
|Filters||Built-in motorized ND filters 0.6, 1.2, 2.1|
|Exposure Latitude||14+ stops over the entire sensitivity range from EI 160 to EI 3200 as measured with the ARRI Dynamic Range Test Chart (DRTC-1)|
|White Balance||Manual and auto white balance|
|Dimensions||Length: 185 mm/7.3″|
Width: 125 mm/4.9″
Height: 140 mm/5.5″
(camera body with PL lens mount)
|Weight||~ 2.3 kg/5 lbs (camera body with titanium PL lens mount)|