The family got bigger. And smaller.
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

ALEXA Mini Features

  • Versatile additional tool in the ALEXA camera range
  • Exciting variety of application areas
  • Super-lightweight carbon body
  • Exchangeable lens mounts
  • ALEXA sensor and image quality with internal 4:3 & ARRIRAW recording
  • Integrated lens motor control and ND filters
  • Perfect for gimbals and multicopters
  • Future-proof technology with 4K UHD, HDR & HFR recording

 

ALEXA Mini Technical Data
Product
ALEXA Mini
Camera type
35 mm format film-style digital camera with lightweight and compact carbon body, 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, interchangeable lens mounts and ARRI Lens Data System as well as Lens Data Archive.
Dimensions
Length: 185 mm/7.3″
Width: 125 mm/4.9″
Height: 140 mm/5.5″
(camera body with PL lens mount)
Click here for dimensional drawings
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
Active photo sites
(with surround view)
S16 HD: 1600 x 900 (1760 x 980)
HD: 2880 x 1620 (3168 x 1772)
2K: 2868 x 1612 (3154 x 1764)
3.2K: 3200 x 1800 (3424 x 1926)
4K UHD: 3200 x 1800 (3424 x 1926)
4:3 2.8K: 2880 x 2160 (3168 x 2160)
2.39:1 2K Ana.: 2560 x 2145 (3424 x 2202)
HD Ana.: 1920 x 2160 (3424 x 2202)
Open Gate 3.4K: 3424 x 2202 (3424 x 2202)
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
EF mount
PL mount with Hirose connector and LDS
B4 mount with Hirose connector(A)
Recording media
CFast 2.0 memory cards
Recording formats
ProRes:
S16 HD: 1920 x 1080 (up-sampled from 1600 x 900)
HD: 1920 x 1080
2K Cine 16:9: 2048 x 1152
3.2K: 3200 x 1800
4K UHD: 3840 x 2160 (up-sampled from 3.2K)
4:3 2.8K: 2880 x 2160 (padded to 2944 x 2160)

Anamorphic ProRes formats with 2x in-camera de-squeeze:
HD Anamorphic: 1920 x 1080*
2.39:1 2K Anamorphic: 2048 x 858*

MXF/ARRIRAW (in-camera recording to MXF-wrapped ARRIRAW files):
2.8K 16:9: 2880 x 1620**
Open Gate: 3424 x 2202***

MXF/ARRIRAW Open Gate modes with active image area matching 4:3 ProRes modes:
4:3 2.8K (OG 3.4K): 2880 x 2160 (Recording in Open Gate 3.4K)***
2.39:1 Ana. (OG 3.4K): 2560 x 2145 (Recording in Open Gate 3.4K)***
16:9 HD Ana. (OG 3.4K): 1920 x 2160 (Recording in Open Gate 3.4K)***

*) requires ALEXA Mini 4:3 License Key,
**) requires ALEXA Mini ARRIRAW License Key,
***) requires both ALEXA Mini 4:3 and ARRIRAW Licenses Keys

Click here for a drawing with details about the recording areas, surround views and framelines
Recording codec
ProRes 4444XQ, 4444, 422 (HQ), 422, 422(LT), MXF/ARRIRAW
Recording frame rates
16:9
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

4:3
ProRes 4:3 2.8K 0.75 – 50 fps

6:5*
ProRes 2:39:1 2K Ana. 0.75 – 120 fps

8:9**
ProRes HD Ana. 0.75 – 120 fps

Open Gate
MFX/ARRIRAW 3.4K Open Gate 0.75 – 30 fps

* 4:3 cropped
** Center crop from anamorphic
(1) Minimum frame rate is always 0.75 fps
(2) The „recording resolution“ determines the number of horizontal pixels that will be recorded (the number of vertical pixels is dependent on the recording file type and sensor mode)

Click here for a detailed table of frame rates
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, waveform
White balance
Manual and auto white balance
Sound level
< 20 dB(A) at standard frame rates
Environmental
‘-20° C to +45° C (-4° F to +113° 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 Camera Control Panel (CCP-1) LCD control panel with option to daisy-chain MVF-1
Control interface
Soft buttons and OSD on SDI output, integration of Transvideo Starlite HD5-ARRI touch interface WCU-4 hand-unit with control over operational parameters.
ARRI lens motor control
Built-in white coded radio interface for ARRI lens and camera remote control LBUS motor output for daisy-chainable cforce lens control motors Lens Data Archive
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, 6G SDI in UHD and 3.2K recording modes.
Inputs
SDI-Genlock (optional activation through ARRI Service), Timecode (in and output)
Other interfaces
USB 2.0 (for user sets, looks etc.)
Ethernet for service and web remote control
EXT accessory interface w. RS pin and unregulated power output (outputs battery voltage)

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