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ARRI AMIRA Basic Camera Kit

Abel Code: AR-K0.0001090
Mfr. Code: K0.0001090
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This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Ideal for single shooters and extended shoulder-mount operation, the ARRI AMIRA is an economical camera ready to shoot right out of the bag. Features in-camera color grading, preloaded 3D LUTs, 100fps slow motion capture, plus a versatile camera body.
Key Highlights
  • Same 35mm sensor as ALEXA
  • Dynamic Range of 14+ stops
  • Natural skin tones


The ARRI AMIRA Basic Camera Kit includes:

  • ARRI AMIRA Camera Body
  • Viewfinder MVF-1
  • Camera Handle
  • Viewfinder Mount
  • Viewfinder Cables
  • USB Stick

You can purchase interchangeable lens mounts to order separately. Your choice includes: PL, B4, and Canon EF.

NOTE: Verify current recording media compatibility with ARRI's Supported Recording Media Overview


ARRI AMIRA Camera Body

The versatile ARRI AMIRA Camera features an ergonomic design well-suited for single-operator use or for extended shoulder-mounted operation. It includes the same 35mm sensor as the ALEXA and records HD 1080 images suitable for any distribution format. It combines exceptional image quality with affordable CFast 2.0 workflows. It features in-camera grading and preloaded 3D LUTs. Plus, the AMIRA can capture 100fps slow motion.

The AMIRA produces natural colors and skin tones with a dynamic range of up to 14+ stops. You can record 4K UHD 3840x2160 (with license – included in Premium kit or sold separately), HD 1920x1080, Rec 709, ProRes recording on CFast 2.0 cards. It provides a native ISO of 800.

Enhanced HD-SDI outputs on the AMIRA allow the overlay of timecode and other information parameters which is seen within the optional viewfinder to also be seen on connected monitors. The manufacturer also states you can use an HD-SDI signal as further gunlock-like sync options.

Choose between interchangeable lens mounts: PL, B4 2/3" or Canon EF.

The AMIRA boasts low noise levels and subtle highlights. You can also engage the pre-record function which is an internal buffer to perpetually record a loop. This may help when capturing wildlife or live situations so you can capture all the action.

Ergonomics for Single-Shooters

Sporting sliding dovetails to perfect your shoulder balance, the ARRI AMIRA can be ready to shoot straight out of the bag which makes it ideal for documentary-style productions. The manufacturer boasts that the AMIRA camera boots up in about 13 seconds. How is that possible? All you need to do is attach a charged battery and your lens to begin shooting.

The AMIRA would also be ideal for second unit teams who tend to capture on the go.

Configure your handheld shooting style with ease with the addition of an ARRI MVF-1 viewfinder (included in the Premium kit or sold separately) which combines a high-resolution OLED eyepiece with a fold-away LCD monitor for a live view or camera settings. The display includes access to camera controls and settings. You won’t need to remove the camera from your shoulder to adjust the settings due to the helpful and ergonomic design of the camera and MVF-1 when used together.

You’ll be happy to learn that ND filters (0.6, 1.2, 2.1) are embedded in the camera. Also, the camera’s multi-channel audio includes accessible buttons. Plus, ARRI states that the camera boots up in about 13 seconds. 

If all of that doesn’t convince you this camera is what you require for documentary or run-and-gun productions, perhaps this will. The ARRI AMIRA is almost half the weight of the ARRI ALEXA. Yes, there are other cameras which are lighter and suited to aerial work or small tripods, but you may find the weight benefits you to maintain a smooth recording.

In-Camera Grading

The camera is preloaded with looks, including some 3D LUT-based looks to apply while filming. ARRI likens this to in-camera grading so Cinematographers can craft consistent and creative visuals. The AMIRA’s color control on set will help you save money in post. Your producer will love you for it.

You can either burn in the looks to your recorded footage or make the adjustments apply only to monitoring.

Other Features

The durable AMIRA includes sealed electronics for longevity and to protect against humidity and dust. An integrated thermal core produces efficient cooling. The solid internal skeleton promises camera and lens stability. Combine all that together, plus recall that you can grab it out of the camera bag and setup fast, and you will find you can take this reliable camera from cityscape to jungle, no matter where your production takes you.

If you need live voice-over, employ a microphone-equipped headset to record spoken comments during filming. This provides you the ability to give edit notes. It should also provide the ability to capture a separate audio track for broadcast talent. Timecode and other parameters seen in the viewfinder can also be seen on monitors by using AMIRA's HD-SDI outputs.

The Premium license will provide you with WiFi remote control and Bluetooth audio capabilities. 


ARRI AMIRA Viewfinder MVF-1

The ARRI AMIRA Viewfinder MVF-1 is designed to assist single shooters with numerous configurations. Use it traditionally with the OLED eyepiece or fold open the 3.2" LCD to monitor camera settings or live coverage. It permits playback of recorded footage.

Access important camera controls to minimize delays on set. ARRI has added new peaking functions. You can also use zebra and false color tools or focus via easy-access buttons.

The OLED eyepiece viewfinder delivers optimal performance and color rendition. The eyepiece is mounted to a rugged, lightweight sliding bar so you can alter position to suit your comfort or your needs. Slide it forward and back, as well as side-to-side. Choose which vital camera information will be displayed for you inside the viewfinder.

The fold-away LCD display is daylight visible and ideal for either a single-operator your as a monitor for your director or other crew members. It is bright enough to playback footage in just about any situation. Its full-access to camera functionality – the main access to the camera interface – permits quick changes to settings and configurable user buttons.

Due to ARRI's foresight in creating an ergonomic design, the monitor can be use without removing from the operator’s shoulder. You can tilt it up and down to adjust to any shooting situation.



ARRI SUP 5.2 Update

Download the free-of-charge update available: ARRI SUP 5.2 to enhance the capabilities of your ARRI AMIRA Camera. Remember that your cameras will benefit from the latest improvements, features, and bug fixes from ARRI. Please be sure to download and install the ARRI SUP 5.2 update.

The Release Notes from ARRI, available on the same page as the download link above, will explain the update process for you and also provide more detailed information regarding the changes highlighted for your convenience below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: ARRI and AbelCine do not recommend installing the new update in the middle of a production.


False Color Mode

False Color to show exposure levels based on monitoring processing or based on Log C.

NOTE: The activation of this is global and will be valid for all monitor outputs, in case you are using a Director’s monitor or other on-set field reference monitor.

Viewfinder Gamma Option

Gamma options Standard (SUP4) and Lifted (SUP5)

User Buttons for Audio Gain Control

User buttons (increase/decrease) to control audio gain of audio channel 1 or audio channels 1+2 simultaneously

NOTE: With channel control set to AUTO, the user buttons are non-functional.

Green Tally for Multicam Mode

Support of green tally command via Telnet or Camera Access Protocol (CAP). This displays a green tally overlay in the viewfinder, on your viewfinder monitor, and on SDI processed outputs.

Microphone Attenuation *

Audio setting to apply an attenuation of 26dB to the microphone inputs. Use this to avoid signal clipping when recording audio in loud environments.

Support of new Recording Media

  • SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 128GB (SDCFSP-128G-xxxD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 256GB (SDCFSP-256G-xxxD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 512GB (K2.0016648)**

*NOTE: AMIRA only.

**NOTE: SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 512GB with a special firmware for ARRI will be available in 2018

What's in the Box

  • USB Stick
  • Viewfinder Cables
  • Viewfinder Mount
  • Camera Handle
  • Viewfinder MVF-1
  • ARRI AMIRA Camera Body


Key Highlights

  • Same 35mm sensor as ALEXA
  • Dynamic Range of 14+ stops
  • Natural skin tones
  • Low Noise & speeds up to 100fps
  • Optimized for single shooter
  • Internal ND filters: 0.6 / 1.2 / 2.1
  • 3D LUTs

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
PL - w/ Hirose connector and LDS
Canon EF
B4 - w/ Hirose connector
ND Filter:
Embedded - 0.6, 1.2, and 2.1


Color Gamut:
REC 709 - With License Key

Inputs & Outputs

SDI Output:
2 x HD-SDI - 1.5G, 3G and 6G. uncompressed HD/UHD video with embedded audio and metadata (embedded audio only in 1,5G and 3G)
Headphone Out:
Headphone Out (3.5mm)
USB 2.0 - For importing and storing AMIRA Look Files, user set up files, frame line files and feature license keys. Stores captured still image formats in DPX (.dpx, 10 bit) or JPEG (.jpg, 8 bit) format. Stores log files.
USB 2.0 - For importing and storing AMIRA Look Files, user set up files, frame line files and feature license keys. Stores captured still image formats in DPX (.dpx, 10 bit) or JPEG (.jpg, 8 bit) format. Stores log files.
Timecode In/Out:
Audio I/O:
Audio Output - Bluetooth Audio


Sampling Rate:
24 bit / 48 kHz


Power Output:
DC - Hirose 12pin (for ENG type zoom lenses); 12V: D-tab, Hirose 4pin, Lemo 2pin; 24V: RS 3pin


Recorder Channel Count:
More than 3 Channels - 4 Channel Audio Recording
Sound Level:
< 20 dB(A)

Recording / Media

Media Type:
CFast 2.0

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
Super 35
Sensor Type:
Sensor Dimensions:




Recording Formats:
4K UHD - 3840x2160 (Requires installed 4K UHD license)
Apple ProRes - 3.2K, 3200x1800 (Requires installed 4K UHD license)
HD 1920x1080 - interlaced & progressive (with License Key)
Camera Weight (Body):
5.01-10.0lbs - 9.2 lb (~ 4.1 kg), camera body with PL lens mount
Camera Options:
Camera Body Only
Camera Features:
Peaking - With License
False Color
3 x ND Filter Built-In - FSND 0.6, 1.2, 2.1
Adjustable Image Parameters - Knee, Gamma, Saturation, Black Gamma, Saturation by Hue
Headphone Jack
White Balance - Auto available
Looks - 3 fix Looks (in camera adjustable)
Imaging Processor:
Native ISO:
Exposure Mode:
EI 160 to EI 3200 (EI 800 base sensitivity)
Exposure Latitude - 14+ stops over the entire sensitivity range from EI 160 to EI 3200 as measured with the ARRI Dynamic Range Test Chart (DRTC-1)


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