Alexa LF – Alexa Mini
Despite the large number of models of Arri cameras that have been manufactured, our current catalog is currently focused on 4 models: Alexa LF, Alexa mini, SXT and Amira.
A little history:
Arri was a stone spoken by Munich, Germany, as Arnold & Richter Cine Technik in 1917. It was named after the names of its creators, August Arnold and Robert Richter, who produced equipment, cameras and lighting for professional cinema. Hermann Simon mentioned Arri in his book Hidden Champions of the 21st Century as an example of “Hidden Champions.”
In 1924, Arnold and Richter developed one of their first Arri cameras, the small and portable Kinarri 35. In 1937, Arri introduced the first reflex mirror shutter to its Arri flex 35 cameras, an invention of its long-time engineer Erich Kästner.
This technique is still used in cinematographic cameras. The first Hollywood film to be shot with an Arriflex was The Dark Path, directed by Delmer Daves in 1947. Over the years more than 17,000 Arriflex 35 were made.
The Alexa camera was introduced in 2010 and since then 10 different models have continued this successful saga: Alexa EV (2010), Plus, Plus 4: 3, M, Studio, XT, 65, Alexa Mini and SXT. In 2018 Arri launches its first camera in Full Frame format, the LF (large format) model.