Wolfcrow has released an interesting comparison of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K to an Arri Alexa. Not a fair fight, of course, but an interesting comparison none-the-less.
Blackmagic is not a perfect company, but their products, when they finally do ship, are impressive and a great value. The Ursa Mini 4.6K is a great example of that as you can see below. Our verdict: It’s not an Alexa but it gets closer to an Alexa than we ever expected for a fraction of the price.
An interesting comparison of 3 professional video cameras. Only the RED was shot at an ultra-high resolution in this test.
Visit ARRI’s website for more information, but the feature that we find highly relevant is the in-camera ProRes at 4K. This camera has the same sensor as previous ALEXAs but there are other significant changes around processing and color management.
ARRI has surprised the cinema world with their 2.3kg ALEXA MINI that they have released to fill the need for a smaller, lighter video camera than their standard 5kg camera. The ALEXA MINI does shoot 4K (UHD).
Price has not been confirmed but the one price that we’ve had reported to us a few times is $44,999 US.
Read more on ARRI’s own page about the ALEXA MINI.
See these two videos relating to the ALEXA MINI: