ARRI ALEXA M

Standard

Overview

The specialist - small and lightweight, perfect for 3D or wherever your imagination takes you

The ALEXA M is a flexible solution consisting of a separate camera head and body; it is tailored for action and aerial photography, tight corner shots and 3D productions. Based on cutting edge ARRI technologies, the M model features the same sensor, image processing, build quality, efficient workflows and exceptional image quality that have made ALEXA such a worldwide success.

The head and body of the M are connected with a fiber optic cable, which in a hybrid form can also be used for powering the head. Weighing well under 3 kg, the compact front end offers multiple mounting points and versatile maneuverability. Meanwhile the body provides various options for recording images, sound and metadata, accommodating as many different workflows as the standard ALEXA.

The M also comes equipped with 120 fps high speed functionality as standard (120 fps achievable in 16:9. High Speed mode not supported in 4:3).


ALEXA M unique features 

Separate camera head and body
• Highest flexibility on set
• Small form factor and low weight of M-head for lightweight and size-critical camera and 3D applications
• Fiber optic interface between M-head and M-body for long distance signal transmission
• Physical separation of sensor and back-end electronics enables accessibility of the body’s user interface and image outputs in special shooting situations

4:3 Super 35 active sensor area 
• Ideal for anamorphic shoots 
• Room for vertical repositioning of spherical images
 

Technical details

Feature  
Sensor 35 format ALEV III CMOS
Sensor pixel count 2880 x 2160
Base sensitivity EI 800
Exposure latitude 14 stops for all sensitivity settings
Aspect ratio of sensor area used 16:9 or 4:3
Frame rates 0.75 - 120 fps 16:9, 0.75 - 48 fps 4:3
Viewfinder ARRI Electronic Viewfinder EVF-1
Sound level < 20 dB(A)
Lens mount 54 mm PL
In-camera recording Apple QuickTime/ProRes or Avid MXF/DNxHD files with embedded audio, timecode and metadata, recording to 2x SxS PRO memory cards
Recording outputs Uncompressed 1920 x 1080 HD-SDI video (16:9 only), 2880 x 1620 ARRIRAW (16:9) or 2880 x 2160 ARRIRAW (4:3)
Lens Data System (LDS) Yes
Integrated radio modem for wireless remote control No
Weight 5.5 kg/21.1 lbs (camera body), 2.9 kg/6.4 lbs (camera head)
Dimensions L 323 mm W 153 mm H 158 mm (camera body), L 212 mm W 129 mm H 149 mm (camera head)