The Arri ALEXA 65 – 6K and a Giant 65mm Sensor

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Everybody was wondering when Arri would jump into the 4K camera race. Today we were surprised with the announcement of their new 6K camera, the ALEXA 65 that uses a giant 65mm sensor.

The camera’s sensor is a new sensor developed by Arri that is slightly larger than a 65mm 5-perf film frame. Some sites claim that the sensor is comprised of three Alexa sensors that are arranged vertically and seamlessly stitched together.

line_05-e1411286396908-600x308To cover the large sensor Arri is introducing a new line of lenses based on Hasselblad medium format stills lenses.
This is all very intriguing news. We will let you know when we see the first footage from the camera and get a chance to test and review.

Technical Specifications:

  • 65mm digital cinema camer
  • ARRI A3X CMOS Sensor
  • Aperture equivalent to 5-perf 65mm film
  • 6560 x 3102 Resolution
  • 54.12 x 25.58 mm Sensor size (active image area) Sensor image diagonal: 59.87 mm
  • ARRI XPL Mount (64 mm diameter)
  • LDS metadata
  • Same accessories as ALEXA XT cameras
  • Electronic Shutter 5° – 358°, adjustable in 1/10° incrrements 0.75 to 27 fps (upgrade to 60 fps planned for early 2015)
  • EI 160 to EI 3200. Base is EI 800
  • Dynamic Range greater than 14 stops
  • Shoots: Uncompressed ArriRAW

Check out the full documentation about the ALEXA 65 project in this 35-page pdf: LINK

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DANIEL LIVINGSTON October 3, 2014

The real terminator of cameras, no dragon coud stand before it

Vadim Bobkovsky Reply
Vadim Bobkovsky December 10, 2014

Red Dragon is slightly larger than 35mm frame and it’s one sensor, not three stitched together vertically. Wait for Monstro 645 or Dragon 70 and then compare.