The ARRI Alexa line usually falls in the "rent" category for most indie filmmakers, but a new certified pre-owned program opens the door to owning one on the cheap. If you're familiar with the many certified refurbished programs out there from places like AppleCanon and Nikon, you already know how it works. 

During ARRI's certification process the company tests image sensor quality, recording functions, flange focal distance, audio, and the ARRI Lens Control System. Better yet, there's a complete overhaul of its Software Update Packet (SUP) so it has the latest version installed on the model. Before ARRI stamps it with its approval, it goes through the same "Final Function Test as new cameras, ensuring it meets the high standards expected of it." It's also worth noting, all approved certified pre-owned cameras will be covered by a one year warranty. 

Today marks the launch of the program and eight Alexas are already available to check out including Plus 4:3, Plus 16:9 and Classic EV models ranging from ~$12,000 - $17,000 USD. Included in the listings are the camera's operating hours, SUP, accessories, photos, and location of the camera. The program page is definitely worth a bookmark. You can find it here

If you're interested in selling your own Alexa camera through ARRI, we've reached out to them to find out how the process works. We'll update this post when the information comes through.