The ARRI Amira features the same sensor and similar recording resolutions as the Alexa, but where the Alexa records up to 120fps, the Amira goes up to 200fps, which better suits it’s documentary purpose. It also comes with another unique feature, which is the in-camera grading. The recording medium also differs slightly from the Alexa. The Amira records onto CFast 2.0 cards, new memory cards with real quick data rates, which speeds up the process and makes postproduction as simple as possible.
The viewfinder comes with a separate LCD monitor that resembles the settings featured on the Alexa, which is very intuitive and easy to use. What’s more, it all comes included with the body, which definitely makes the ‘Pick Up > Shoot’ a reality.
The Amira is reliable, lighter, easy to use, and sits comfortably on the shoulder of the user, something that wasn’t quite as easy with the Alexa. The ARRI Amira has perfect ergonomics and shoulder balance, specially designed for a single operation. It’s weight and ergonomics follow the principles of a traditional ENG camera.
- – Super 35mm 16:9 Sensor
- – 2K/1080 Rec 709/Log C using ProRes LT, 422, 422HQ, or 444 codecs
- – Up to 200fps
- – Records to CFast 2.0
- – 1280 x 1024 OLED Viewfinder and Separate LCD Monitor
- – Integrated, motorised ND filters
- – 4-Channel PCM Audio: 48KHz 24-bit
- – Selectable 3D LUTs can be recorded
- – Interchangeable Lens Mounts: PL, PL Broadcast, B4, and Canon EF