ARRI Alexa Mini

ARRI Alexa Mini is the smallest camera produced by ARRI — perfect for any job. Its full height sensor allows you to shoot in many different resolutions and aspect ratios. It has high dynamic range, low noise, natural skin tones, and true colours. 

Noteworthy Attributes:

  • PL or EF Mount
  • In-camera recording to CFast 2.0 memory cards
  • ProRes up to 200fps
  • Uncompressed ARRIRAW up to 30fps
  • 4:3 sensor for anamorphic productions
  • Integrated lens motor control and ND filters
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity facilitates remote control of camera functions from iOS or Android devices
  • Equipped with ARRIRAW License Key, 4:3 License Key, and Look Library License Key

Rental Rates

: $1050 + HST
: $3150 + HST

Package Contents

  • ARRI Alexa Mini unit
  • ARRI MVF-1 Viewfinder
  • ARRI Standard Cheese Plates
  • Core V-Lock Battery Kit
    • 4x Batteries
    • 1x Quad Charger
  • PL or EF Mount
  • Cfast Data Kit
    • 4x 128GB Cfast 2.0 Cards
    • 1x Card Reader
Camera Type35mm 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: 185mm/7.3"
Width: 125mm/4.9"
Height: 140mm/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 35mm 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 Anamorphic:  1920 x 2160  (3424 x 2202)
Open Gate 3.4K:  3424 x 2202 (3424 x 2202)
Shutter Electronic shutter, 5 to 356 degrees
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, and 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 - 200fps
ProRes S16 HD 0.75 - 200fps
ProRes 2K 0.75 - 200fps
ProRes 3.2K 0.75 - 60fps
ProRes UHD 0.75 - 60fps
MFX/ARRIRAW 16:9 2.8K 0.75 - 48fps

ProRes 4:3 2.8K 0.75 - 50fps

ProRes 2:39:1 2K Anamorphic 0.75 - 120fps

ProRes HD Ana. 0.75 - 120fps

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

* 4:3 cropped
** Center crop from anamorphic
(1) Minimum frame rate is always 0.75fps
(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 ParametersKnee, gamma, saturation, black gamma, saturation by hue
Focus and Exposure Control Peaking, zebra, false color, waveform
White Balance Manual and auto
Sound Level < 20 dB(A) at standard frame rates
Environmental -20°C to 45°C at 95% humidity maximum, 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 ControlBuilt-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 ControlBuilt-in Wi-Fi interface and web-based remote control from phones, tablets and laptops
Custom ControlOptional GPIO interface for integration with custom control interfaces
Power InputLemo 8-pin, 10.5-34V DC
Video Outputs2x HD-SDI out 1.5G and 3G: uncompressed HD video with embedded audio and metadata, 6G SDI in UHD and 3.2K recording modes
InputsSDI-Genlock (optional activation through ARRI service), Timecode (in and output)
Other InterfacesUSB 2.0 (for user sets, looks etc.)
Ethernet for service and web remote control
EXT accessory interface with RS pin and unregulated power output (outputs battery voltage)

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