Compact, lightweight and self-contained, the ARRI ALEXA Mini is a versatile additional tool in the ALEXA camera range. Crews will find that the ALEXA Mini perfectly complements their 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.
The ALEXA Mini’s camera body has been designed with new-generation brushless gimbals, multicopters and other specialized rigs in mind. It is compact enough in the lens direction to allow the use of standard PL mount lenses even on lightweight and space-constrained rigs, such as gyro-stabilized aerial systems. The camera’s superb low-light performance makes it perfect for underwater work, and dedicated underwater housings are currently being developed by leading manufacturers.
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 unrivaled overall image quality by focusing not just on spatial resolution, but also on other image quality parameters such as dynamic range.
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.
SENSOR 35 mm format ARRI ALEV III CMOS with Bayer pattern color filter array
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)
WI-FI REMOTE CONTROL Built-in Wi-Fi interface and web-based remote control from phones, tablets and laptop
ENVIRONMENTAL -20° C to +45° C (-4° F to +113° F) at 95% humidity max, non-condensing splash and dust-proof through sealed electronics
POWER INPUT Lemo 8-pin, 10.5-34 V DC
RECORDING FRAME RATES
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
ProRes 4:3 2.8K 0.75 - 50 fps
ProRes 2:39:1 2K Ana. 0.75 - 120 fps
ProRes HD Ana. 0.75 - 120 fps
MFX/ARRIRAW 3.4K Open Gate 0.75 - 30 fps