The best of both worlds

At the pinnacle of ARRI Media’s ALEXA camera range is the ALEXA XR Studio - an ALEXA Studio camera that has been upgraded with the ALEXA XR Module (Extended Recording) to provide in-camera ARRIRAW recording.

Featuring a quiet, adjustable mirror shutter and an optical viewfinder that provides a real-time, high contrast image with true colors, the Studio meets cinematographers’ requests for a camera that perfectly combines cutting edge digital image-making with traditional elements of the film cameras they have known and trusted for generations.

Its 4:3 Super 35 sensor makes the Studio the ideal partner for anamorphic lenses, while the addition of the XR Module allows in-camera ARRIRAW recording up to 120 fps onto exceptionally fast and rugged 512 GB XR Capture Drives. Co-developed with Codex, the XR Module not only makes for a smaller, lighter and more affordable camera package, it also simplifies setup and operation. The result is an even faster and more reliable way to record ARRIRAW, ALEXA's highest quality image output. Once removed from the camera, the XR Capture Drive offers a number of different paths into post, using the proven Codex workflow.

For maximum flexibility, the optical viewfinder can be removed and replaced with the ALEXA EVF-1 electronic viewfinder. The Studio also comes equipped with 120 fps high speed functionality as standard (120 fps achievable in 16:9 with mirror shutter off. High Speed mode not supported in 4:3).

ALEXA Studio unique features

Top of the line ALEXA camera
• Exceptional image quality
• Efficient and versatile workflows
• ARRI product quality
• Simple and safe operation

Optical viewfinder
• Zero delay, artifact-free, natural motion portrayal
• Bright and sharp full color image
• Accurate color fidelity and white balance
• Best way to judge focus
• Easy on the eye
• Works without power
• Compatible with 8x and 10x 435 and 8x ARRICAM eyepieces, extensions and heated eyecups
• Spherical or anamorphic viewing, optic blocks for 2x or 1.3x anamorphic de-squeeze available
• Can be replaced with ALEXA Electronic Viewfinder EVF-1, if required

Rotating mirror shutter
• No rolling shutter artifacts

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

Internal ND filter
• Reduce light to sensor and not to OVF-1 

Items Included

No. Item
1 ARRI ALEXA XR Studio Camera Body
1 ARRI Optical Viewfinder OVF-1
1 Eyepiece Extension
1 Ground Glass & Glow Mask, as requested
1 2 GB SD Card
4 512 GB XR Capture Drives
1 Single Dock USB-3 (for safe copying of data)
1 SxS Adapter
3 64 GB SxS PRO Memory Cards
1 Bridge & Balance Plate
1 Pair 19 mm Long & Short Support Bars
1 Pair 15 mm Lightweight Short Support Bars
1 Shoulder Pad
1 Pistol Grip & Extension
6 Anton/Bauer On-Board Batteries
1 Anton/Bauer Quad Fast Charger
1 Dual Mount Battery Adapter
1 Tool Pouch

Technical details

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 - 60 fps 16:9, mirror shutter on. 0.75 - 120 fps 16:9, mirror shutter off. 0.75 – 48 fps 4:3, mirror shutter on or off
Shutter Rotating mirror shutter (11.2º - 180.0º) or electronic rolling shutter (5.0º - 358.0º up to 60 fps; 5.0° to 356° above 60 fps)
Viewfinder ARRI Optical Viewfinder OVF-1 or ARRI Electronic Viewfinder EVF-1
Sound level < 20 dB(A)
Lens mount 54 mm PL
In-camera recording ARRIRAW, Apple QuickTime/ProRes or Avid MXF/DNxHD onto XR Capture Drives. ProRes or DNxHD onto SxS PRO cards with SxS Adapter
Recording outputs Uncompressed 1920 x 1080 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 HD video at 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 or 60 fps. No ARRIRAW T-Link output
Lens Data System (LDS) Yes
Integrated radio modem for wireless remote control Yes
Weight 8.3 kg/18.3 lbs (body only), 10.5 kg/23.1 lbs (body, OVF-1 & camera handle)
Dimensions L 402 mm W 268 mm H 241 mm (body & OVF-1)