Alexa Mini

Alexa Mini

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)
  16:9 ProRes HD 2880×1620
16:9 ProRes 2K 2867×1613
16:9 ProRes 3.2K 3200×1800
16:9 ProRes 4K UHD 3200×1800
4:3 ProRes 2.8K 2880×2160 *
6:5 ProRes De-squeezed to 2K 2560×2145 *
8:9 ProRes De-squeezed to HD 1920×2160 *
16:9 ARRIRAW 2.8K 2880×2160 *
Open Gate ARRIRAW 3.4K 3414×2198 *
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
Recording media   CFast 2.0 memory cards
Recording formats   16:9 ProRes HD (1920 x 1080)
16:9 ProRes 2K (2048 x 1152)
16:9 ProRes 3.2K (3200 x 1800)
16:9 ProRes 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
4:3 ProRes 2.8K (2880 x 2160) *
6:5 ProRes De-squeezed to 2K (2048 x 858) *
8:9 ProRes De-squeezed to HD (1920 x 1080) *
16:9 ARRIRAW 2.8K (2880 x 1620) *
Open Gate ARRIRAW 3.4K (3414 x 2198) *
(The pixel count in brackets shows the number of pixels in the recorded file.)
Recording codec   ProRes 422, 422 HQ, 4444, 4444 XQ, ARRIRAW *
Recording frame rates  
Recording Format Maximum Frame Rate in fps (1)
Sensor Mode Recording File Type Recording Resolution (2) Recording File Setting Internal Recording External Recorder
CFast 2.0 128 GB Codex
16:9 ProRes HD 422 / 422 HQ 200
4444 200
4444 XQ 120
2K 422 / 422 HQ 200
4444 200
4444 XQ 120
3.2K 422 / 422 HQ 60
4444 60
4444 XQ 30
UHD 422 / 422 HQ 60
4444 60
4444 XQ 30
ARRIRAW* 2.8K 30 120
4:3 ProRes* 2.8K 422 / 422 HQ 55
4444 55
4444 XQ 45
6:5** ProRes* De-squeezed to 2K 422 / 422 HQ 150
4444 150
4444 XQ 120
8:9*** ProRes* De-squeezed to HD 422 / 422 HQ 150
4444 150
4444 XQ 120
Open Gate ARRIRAW* 3.4K 30 60

* available in a later SUP ** 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)

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 +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
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

* available in a later SUP