For over a decade the ARRI ALEXA camera family has set the gold standard for digital cinematography. Now, ALEXA 35 raises the bar even higher with a new Super 35 format 4.6K sensor and REVEAL Colour Science.Add to kit list
ALEXA 35 is a 4K Super 35 camera that elevates digital cinematography to unprecedented heights. ARRI’s first new sensor for 12 years builds on the evolution of the ALEXA family over that period, delivering 2.5 stops more dynamic range, film-like highlight handling, better low light performance, and richer colours.
The new REVEAL Colour Science takes full advantage of the sensor’s image quality and provides a fast, simple workflow, while ARRI Textures enhance in-camera creative control. Easy operation, robust build quality, new electronic accessories, and a complete new mechanical support system round out the ALEXA 35 platform.
With filmic highlight roll-off
ALEXA 35 measures at 17 stops of dynamic range (exposure latitude), far more than any other digital cinema camera. Filmmakers gain 1.5 stops in the highlights and a stop in the shadows over previous ALEXA cameras, while retaining the naturalistic, film-like highlight roll-off. Sophisticated stray-light suppression ensures that the full character and contrast range of each lens is captured. Together, the increased dynamic range and stray light control make it easier to handle any lighting conditions on set, increase flexibility in post, and provide the best possible source for HDR (High Dynamic Range) projects.
Up to EI 6400, with lower noise
Impressively low noise and sensitivity settings ranging from EI 160 to EI 6400 make ALEXA 35 a “High ISO” camera. An optional Enhanced Sensitivity Mode can be applied to settings between EI 2560 and EI 6400, producing an even cleaner image in low light. This exceptional sensitivity, combined with the wider dynamic range and truer contrast, allows ALEXA 35 to capture the most delicate nuances of light and shadow in a wider range of shooting situations. Filmmakers can work with available light in real locations, safe in the knowledge that even at extreme ISO values, any noise will have a pleasingly film-like structure.
From bold hues to subtle tones
Introduced alongside the ALEXA 35 is REVEAL Colour Science, which is the collective name for a suite of image processing steps that, along with the new sensor, help the camera to record more accurate colours with subtler tonal variations. Skin tones of all types and colours are rendered in a flattering, lifelike way. Highly saturated colours such as those in neon signs or car brake lights are captured with incredible realism, as are typically challenging colours like cyan, burgundy, and pastel shades. Overall, the true-to-life colour fidelity and amazing resolving power of the sensor make for beautiful, immersive images.
ARRI Textures – choose your digital film stock
ARRI Textures provide a new and unique way for cinematographers to exert greater creative control on set. A texture defines the amount and character of grain in an image, as well as the amount of contrast at different levels of detail, perceived by the viewer as sharpness. Previous ALEXA cameras were pre-programmed with a default texture, but with ALEXA 35 you can choose from an evolving menu of custom ARRI Textures, either to suit a specific shooting environment or to hone your look. This allows you to fundamentally alter the way the camera records images, much like selecting a film stock.
Wide lens choice, 19 recording formats
With its Super 35 4:3 native 4K sensor, ALEXA 35 can be used with the vast global inventory of existing lenses—modern and vintage, anamorphic and spherical, Super 35 and large format. Filmmakers wanting to shoot with ARRI cameras while having to fulfill 4K mandates now have an immeasurably broader lens choice. A total of 19 recording formats, incorporating efficient in-camera downsampling and anamorphic de-squeezing, allow productions to optimize data rate, resolution, and other parameters, based on their individual needs. Virtual studios will benefit from the camera's ability to record lens metadata in all common standards and output real-time streaming metadata to ARRI's Live Link Metadata Plug-in for Unreal Engine
Fast and easy operation
ALEXA 35 is the smallest fully featured ARRI production camera ever, packing the features and processing power of a larger ALEXA into a Mini-sized body that can record native 4K at up to 120 fps. Fast and easy operation is assured through numerous usability improvements and a simple menu structure that will be intuitively familiar to crews. ALEXA 35 is the best A-camera, B-camera, and action camera on the market, all rolled into one.
New side display
Read status and change settings without a viewfinder via the new camera left-side display and jog wheel. Great for TRINITY, Steadicam, Easyrig, drones, and cranes.
Familiar MVF-2 viewfinder and menu structure from ALEXA Mini LF; now with the option to switch to HDR viewing in the eyepiece.
Designed for flexibility
Five interchangeable lens mounts, two scratch mics, and internal FSND filters make ALEXA 35 ideal for changing shooting requirements. ACs will love the body-mounted LBUS connector, built-in serial port for distance measuring devices, and hot-pluggable viewfinder.
Integrated electronic modules
The Power Distribution Module PDM-1 (center) offers seven extra power accessory outputs, while the Audio Extension Module AEM-1 (left) provides two incredibly clean microphone preamp channels for onboard audio recording, as well as extra power outputs.
Media bay for Compact Drive 1TB and 2TB
All existing Compact Drives 1TB will work with the ALEXA 35, and the new 2TB version brings incredibly high frame rates to uncompressed ARRIRAW recording.
B-Mount, the new 24 V standard
Improved mechanics, impressive metadata, and enough power for all your accessories.
ALEXA 35 offers a host of inputs and outputs for all your accessories. Highlights include two completely independent 12G SDI outputs, an ethernet connector for real-time streaming metadata, and regulated 12 V and 24 V accessory power outputs.