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Digital 35 mm

The full 35 format ALEXA line-up, plus other camera options.

The 35 mm format is by far the most significant in cinema history and remains the ubiquitous choice for productions of all kinds. ARRI launched the ALEXA camera system in 2010 with a sensor the same size and shape as a Super 35 film frame, allowing the use of 35 mm PL mount lenses, of which there are many.

As well as stocking the full range of ARRI 35 format digital cameras, ARRI Rental also carries options from other manufacturers, giving filmmakers the widest possible choice.

Digital 35 mm camera options

Compact ARRI ALEXA cameras

ALEXA Mini
- Lightweight carbon and titanium construction

- Frame rates of 0.75 - 200 fps

- In-camera ProRes and ARRIRAW recording

ALEXA M
- Camera head separated from camera body

- Good choice for multi-camera rigs

- Also available as ALEXA M SXT

Studio-style ARRI ALEXA cameras

ALEXA SXT
- Multiple recording and media options

- Improved image quality and look management

- ALEXA XT, Classic, and Plus HS also available

ALEXA Studio
- Film-style optical viewfinder

- Rotating mirror shutter

- Available in XR and SXT versions

ARRI AMIRA

- Same sensor and image quality as ALEXA

- Ergonomic design for single-operator use

- Sliding dovetails for perfect shoulder balance

- Multi-channel audio with easy-access controls

- Ideal as a documentary camera

- Cost-efficient in-camera grading

- Frame rates up to 200 fps

ARRI ALEXA XT B+W

- Unique, black-and-white cinematography

- Higher resolution, sensitivity, and dynamic range

- No bayer mask, optical low-pass filter, or IR block filter

- Sees into the IR spectrum 

- In-camera ARRIRAW recording up to 120 fps

- Learn more here

Other cameras

ARRIFLEX D-21 hand-cranked
- ARRI's first digital camera system

- Adapted for silent-era mechanics

Panasonic VariCam 35
- Native 4K Super 35 capture

RED DSMC2
- Compact design and high spatial resolution

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In your own words

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Cinematographer Dan Laustsen ("John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum")

In Morocco we shot a lot of handheld, so we used the Mini for that, and we used the Mini for Steadicam of course as well. 

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Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski ("Berlin Station")

Without the flexibility of two ALEXA cameras with integrated accessories...we'd never have got through so many script pages a day.

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Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle ASC, BSC, DFF ("Rush")

I love the optical viewfinder of the ALEXA Studio; I miss the calm experience of the purring mirror and gate of a 35 mm camera inside my head.

Digital 35 mm news

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2019-12-09

"Gemini Man" making-of featurette

Technical supervisor Ben Gervais explains how ARRI and ARRI Rental collaborated with director Ang Lee to customize ALEXA SXT M cameras for 3D images at 120 fps.

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2019-06-07

“The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

Cinematographer Adam Newport-Berra discusses his work on director Joe Talbot’s debut feature film, which picked up two awards at Sundance.

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2019-05-21

“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”

Dan Laustsen ASC, DFF speaks to ARRI Rental about his camera and lighting techniques on the latest chapter of the John Wick series, directed by Chad Stahelski and starring Keanu Reeves.