Arri Alexa Mini
Class: cinema cameras
Camera Pros: Its size and weight makes in convenient for shooting handheld, mounting on a gimbal and on a larger drone.
LBUS power and data port for wireless focus, exposure and zoom control.
PL mount has Lens Data System.
Supports Cooke’s /i Technology. When shooting with Cooke PL lenses, the lens metadata (focus, T-stop, depth of field) is automatically displayed. Check the lens has the latest firmware.
Built-in ND filter. Viewfinder with built-in LCD screen.
Can shoot with anamorphic lens in Open Gate mode.
Camera Cons: Shooting anamorphic (Open Gate) and recording to ARRIRAW require the purchase of extra license keys.
Raw recording is limited to a resolution of 2.8K.
Unique Features: LBUS port on PL mount provides power and data for wireless lens controls.
Notes: While designed for mounting on gimbals and drones, it’s become popular as the main camera on indie shoots. Make sure the rental house supplies it rigged for your requirements.
Camera body only, check online for complete kit prices. Hire cost is daily, unless stated otherwise. The price in different EU countries can vary.
£400.00 / $800.00 / 500.00€
Media Slots: Single CFast slotCompatible cards | SSDs.
Sensor Size: Full-frame
Crop Factor: 1.3
Native ISO: 800
Camera Raw Codec: ARRIRAW (requires purchase of license key)
Camera Video Codecs: ProRes 444 XQ, ProRes 444, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT
Camera Dynamic Range / Colour Gamut: LogC
Best Resolution: 3.2K (3200 x 1800 photosites)
Maximum Frame Rate at Best Resolution: 60 fps
Best Bitrate: 1344 Mbps (ARRIRAW)
Inputs and Outputs
Power In: V-Lock and Anton Bauer (Gold mount) options, DC in
Power Out: D-Tap on battery plate, USB 2.0 power
Raw Out: ARRIRAW via dual 6G-SDI
Best Video Out: HD for monitoring, proprietary connection for viewfinder / LCD screen
Video / Audio Output Cable: 3G or 6G-SDI for monitoring
Camera Audio In: Two channels over 5-pin LEMO, two XLR inputs
Timecode Connection: 5-pin LEMO
Remote Control: Wi-fi, ethernet (10-pin LEMO), WCU-4 remote control. The WCU-4 has a lens database, so it can match its marks to your PL lens.
No external recorder required.