Complementing the ALEXA range is the compact, lightweight and self-contained ARRI ALEXA Mini. This versatile video camera offers far more freedom and opportunity for creativity.
But this camera is more than just lightweight. It offers unparalleled image quality thanks to its 35mm CMOS sensor, 4K UHD ProRes images and frame rates of up to 200fps. The Mini may be compact, but it’s strong, sturdy and built for any environment. It is the go-anywhere broadcast companion, easy to fit into backpacks without compromising on performance.
In the hands
Super lightweight and easy to handle, the Mini employs a number of unique design solutions and state-of-the-art materials to deliver ruggedness, performance and agility. A lightweight carbon housing, solid titanium PL mount and super-stable titanium sensor mount reinforce the famed trustworthy ARRI build quality. Versatile and nimble to use, solid on set, this camera really doesn’t do limits.
You can now go above and beyond, thanks to the ARRI ALEXA Mini’s magnificent compact body and optimal design, supplemented with new-generation brushless gimbals, multicopters and other specialised rigs. Its outstanding low-light performance means the Mini is also ideal for underwater work. There are underwater housings currently in-development for the ARRI ALEXA Mini by leading manufacturers.
Time is precious. By keeping everything within a single system, time is saved on-set. The ALEXA Mini means an end to configuring third-party cameras for specialised shots.
With a 4:3 sensor and automatic de-squeeze function, images will be perfectly matched, even on anamorphic productions, with any other ALEXA camera. Workflows can now be identical with the option to record ProRes or uncompressed ARRIRAW, either in-camera to CFast 2.0 cards or to a specially-designed external Codex recorder.
Then there’s the ARRI ALEXA Mini’s symmetrical design. It offers the freedom to film in any orientation, including upside-down in portrait mode, facilitated with multiple accessory points for creative mounting options. The Mini’s interchangeable lens mount can also be substituted with any other lens designed for ARRI AMIRA. This permits the use of B4 video and EF mount stills lenses.
Features you need to know about
The ARRI ALEXA Mini offers a whole range of versatile mounting and shooting options. This is thanks to innovative design features such as wireless remote control, either on-board motor operated (via the user button interface on the camera body) or via the ARRI MVF-1 multi viewfinder attachment.
The advantage of its super lightweight carbon body means a comfortable, easy to operate camera in a hand rig at arm’s length. Compact and powerful, it is id
|Camera type||35 format film-style digital camera with lightweight and compact carbon body, 4:3/16:9 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, interchangable lens mounts and ARRI Lens Data System|
|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)|
|Sensor||35 mm format ARRI ALEV III CMOS with Bayer pattern color filter array|
|Photo sites (with surround view)||
HD: 2880x1620 (3168x1772)
2K: 2868x1612 (3154x1764)
3.2K: 3200x1800 (3424x1926)
4K UHD: 3200x1800 (3424x1926)
2K: 2867x2150 (3168x2160) *
|Shutter||Electronic shutter, 5.0° to 356.0°|
|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)|
|Exposure index||EI 800 base sensitivity|
|Filters||Built-in motorized ND filters 0.6, 1.2, 2.1|
|Lens mounts||Titanium PL mount with L-Bus connector and LDS
PL mount with Hirose connector and LDS
B4 mount with Hirose connector
|Recording media||CFast 2.0 memory cards|
|Recording formats||HD 1920x1080|
2K Cine 16:9 2048x1152
2K Cine 4:3 2048x1536 *
4K UHD 3840x2160
ARRIRAW 2.8K 16:9 2880x1620 *
ARRIRAW 2.8K 4:3 2880x2160 *
|Recording codec||ProRes 4444XQ, 4444, 422 (HQ), 422, 422(LT), ARRIRAW *|
|Color output||Rec 709, custom look or Log C|
|Look control||Import of custom 3D LUT, ASC CDL parameter (slope, offset, power, saturation)|
|Adjustable image parameters||Knee, gamma, saturation, black gamma, saturation by hue|
|Focus and exposure control||Peaking, zebra, false color|
|White balance||Manual and auto white balance|
|Sound level||< 20 dB(A) at standard frame rates|
|Environmental||-20° C to +50° C (-4° F to +122° F) @ 95% humidity max, non-condensing Splash and dust-proof through sealed electronics|
|Viewfinder||Multi Viewfinder MVF-1 (OLED and LCD ) with flip-out LCD screen and military-grade connector to camera|
|Control interface||Soft buttons and OSD on SDI output, integration of Transvideo StarliteHD touch interface *|
|ARRI lens motor control||Built-in radio interface for ARRI lens control, L-Bus motor output for daisy-chainable cforce lens control motors|
|Wi-Fi remote control||Built-in Wi-Fi interface and web-based remote control from phones, tablets and laptops|
|Custom control||Optional GPIO interface for integration with custom control interfaces|
|Power input||Lemo 8-pin, 10.5-34 V DC|
|Video outputs||2x HD-SDI out 1.5G and 3G: uncompressed HD video with embedded audio and metadata, SDI-6G interface to external CODEX recorder *|
|Inputs||SDI-Genlock (optional activation through ARRI Service), timecode (in and output)|
|Other interfaces||USB 2.0 (for usersets, looks etc.) Ethernet, EXT accessory interface w. RS pin|