ARRI Alexa Classic Digital Cinema Camera

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Includes High Speed 120 fps license.



Includes High Speed 120 fps license.

The ARRI Alexa A-EV Digital Cinema Camera is a 35 format film-style digital cinema camera made by ARRI. It combines leading edge digital technology with film camera features that have been refined over more than 90 years of ARRIs history. The result is a camera that allows cinematographers to shoot digitally without the need for excessive training when transitioning from film.

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It has a high-precision integrated housing with an ergonomic design. It is rugged, reliable, flexible and sealed to make it splash-proof. It also has mounting points for accessories, as ALEXA integrates well with existing ARRI accessories.


There are three different control interfaces:

  • The Main user interface on the right side gives access to every camera parameter through a graphical display and a button panel.
  • The Operator user interface on the left side for basic control, adjustable to the operator's individual needs by supplying assignable buttons in addition to function buttons.
  • The viewfinder user interface for adjusting the most important image parameters with buttons on the viewfinder and the interface graphics overlayed to the viewfinder image.

Power management:

The ARRI Alexa A-EV Digital Cinema Camera accepts any input voltage from 11-34 V DC. Different power sources can be connected to the camera simultaneously. The camera's power management ensures that the power source with the highest voltage level is used. Power sources are hot-swappable to minimize the risk of sudden power loss. Switching power sources without the need to reboot saves valuable time during a shoot.

ALEV III sensor:

The ALEV III sensor has a horizontal pixel count of 3.5K resulting in true 2K resolution. It covers the full Super-35 format and it provides a latitude of 14 stops at a base sensitivity of 800 ASA. The result is a superior image quality.

The sensor temperature is kept stable by a Peltier element to ensure optimum image quality under all operating conditions.

AIT - ARRI Imaging Technology:

ARRI imaging technology ensures the most organic, film-like image quality of any digital camera with natural color rendition and pleasing skin tones.

Thermal concept:

The ARRI Alexa Camera electronics are fully sealed to protect them from dirt and moisture. Camera heat is transported via heat pipes to a radiator which is cooled by a fan. The fan itself is very silent, so the camera noise level is below 20 dB (A)* - this is the same as with ARRI sync-sound film cameras. If the fan noise level starts to increase due to fan aging, the fan can be swapped in a matter of minutes by a trained technician.

EVF-1 electronic viewfinder:

ARRI is redefining electronic viewfinders with LED lighting, high resolution and a viewing experience that comes as close to an optical viewfinder as possible.

Internal recording:

ALEXA can internally record Quicktime movies with Apple ProRes codecs to Sony SxS cards. The cards deliver high data rates and are very robust. ProRes can be natively edited in FinalCutPro, eliminating the need to transcode. ProRes 422 (HQ) and ProRes 4444 deliver visually lossless compressed images with a color depth of 10 bit for ProRes 422 and 12 bit for ProRes 4444.

Other Features:

  • 3.5K Sensor pixel count
  • 16:9 Aspect ratio of Sensor area
  • 800+ EI equivalent Base Sensitivity
  • 1 - 120 fps Frame rate
  • Electronic Viewefinder