With its compact, lightweight carbon body, the ARRI ALEXA Mini complements the range of full-size ALEXA cameras, and is especially useful for capturing specialized shots. The self-contained ALEXA Mini can record UHD-resolution images with up to 14 stops of dynamic range. Its 35mm-sized CMOS sensor features a titanium mount and a 4:3 aspect ratio. The included 4:3 Open Gate, and ARRIRAW licenses enable ProRes recording in several widescreen options, as well as in-camera and external ARRIRAW capture. Use the preinstalled ARRI Look Library license to quickly apply any of 87 graded looks to your footage.
Operate the ALEXA Mini via wireless remote control, using the MVF-1 viewfinder, or while viewing an on-board monitor. Its small size suits it for use with gimbals, handheld rigs, or multicopters and for multi-camera shots, and in tight quarters. The lens mount is interchangeable, opening up a wider choice of lenses such as EF-mount still lenses. The ALEXA Mini can make use of ARRI AMIRA mounts, a boon for shooters working with both units.
Image quality, formats, and workflow are identical to those offered by other ALEXA models, enabling you to produce matching images across cameras, including in anamorphic mode. Record ProRes or ARRIRAW to an internal CFast card or externally to a Codex recorder (not included). Up to four ALEXA Minis can record simultaneously to one Codex recorder. The Mini's maximum frame rate of 200 fps (ProRes) enables you to avoid adding a separate camera for high-speed work.
The ALEXA Mini's integrated lens motor control is a space-saving feature useful when using gyro-stabilized and other specialized rigs, eliminating the need for an external control box. Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity enables the use of iOS or Android devices for remote control. Remote control is also possible using the ARRI WCU-4 hand unit. The ALEXA Mini offers high-quality performance in underwater locations and other low-light settings.
Built-in, motorized ND filters let you quickly respond to ambient light changes; this internal design also frees up a slot in your matte box for another filter. The ARRI LDS (lens data system) function is also built into the ALEXA Mini, enabling your AC to quickly adjust to changing parameters displayed on a control unit during a shot.
Using the power and large pixels of the 4:3 ALEV III sensor, the ALEXA Mini records up to 4K UHD ProRes images with the dynamic range, skin tones, and true-to-life colors for which ARRI cameras are noted. Recording in Open Gate and MFX/ARRIRAW formats requires additional, downloadable licenses (not included). Looking ahead to future standards, the wide dynamic range of the ALEXA Mini makes it suitable for HDR displays, and its 0.75-200 fps speed range can be used for increasingly-popular HFR (high frame rate) capture modes.
Compatible with ALEXA Series
Shared image quality, format choices, and workflow with other cameras in the ALEXA line, making for seamless integration on multi-camera projects.
35mmn CMOS Sensor
The 35mm-sized 4:3 CMOS sensor can record up to 4K UHD images featuring the wide dynamic range, skin tones, and true colors for which ARRI cameras are known.
Interchangeable Lens Mount
Separately available PL, EF, and B4 mounts expand your choice of lenses.
4:3 Open Gate & ARRIRAW Recording
The included 4:3 Open Gate, and ARRIRAW licenses offer expansive widescreen recording options, including 2.8K 4:3, 2:39:1 2K anamorphic, HD anamorphic, and Open Gate capture.
Record up to 3840 x 2160 in ProRes or up to 3424 x 2202 in ARRIRAW.
Media recording options include CFast cards or an external Codex recorder (not included).
ARRI Look Library
Quickly apply one of 87 predefined, color-graded looks to your footage. Looks are grouped in themes, and each look is available in three intensities.
The Mini's compact size is suitable for specialty shots using gimbals, handheld rigs, or multicopters, and its carbon body provides lightweight strength and durability.
A built-in lens motor control system and internal ND filters save additional space on your rig.
Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity offers remote camera control via compatible iOS and Android devices.
The ALEXA Mini's wide dynamic range is compatible with HDR displays, and its wide selection of frame rates makes is suitable for HFR (high frame rate) imaging.