Class: cinema cameras
Camera Pros: Smaller and lighter form factor. The same sensor as the Alexa, but in a body that’s more convenient for handheld shooting.
Built-in ND filters. Controls are nicely laid out. Viewfinder with built-in LCD screen.
Interchangeable lens mount.
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.
Camera Cons: Raw recording is limited to a resolution of 2.8K.
Notes: If you need an Arri camera that’s cheaper to rent than the Amira, consider the Alexa Classic EV. If you go down that route and you want to record Raw, you’ll need the Odyssey 7Q external recorder from Convergent Design.
Camera body only, check online for complete kit prices. Hire cost is daily, unless stated otherwise. The price in different EU countries can vary.
£300.00 / $800.00 / 550.00€
Media Slots: Dual CFastCompatible cards | SSDs.
Sensor Size: Super35
Crop Factor: 1.3
Native ISO: 800
Camera Raw Codec: ARRIRAW (requires SUP 5.3 or later and Raw key)
Camera Video Codecs: ProRes 444, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes LT
Camera Dynamic Range / Colour Gamut: LogC
Best Resolution: 3.2K (3200 x 1800 photosites)
Maximum Frame Rate at Best Resolution: 200 fps
Best Bitrate: 1344 (ARRIRAW)
Inputs and Outputs
Power In: V-Lock and Anton Bauer (Gold mount) options, DC in
Power Out: 2x 24V out, 2x 12V out, D-Tap on battery plate
Raw Out: No Raw output from the Arri Amira
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 of line level audio via one 5-pin XLR, Two mic level XLR
Timecode Connection: BNC
Remote Control: Wi-fi, bluetooth, ethernet
No external recorder required.