December 15, 2015 at 10:08AM
Amira or Alexa Mini?
I'm buying a new camera in the new year but torn between the Alexa Mini or the Amira. I've used the Amira a few times and love it but not tried the Mini (will try it out before making a decision).
I've had quotes from resellers and they essentially come out the same price (Amira with premium licence and the mini without accessories). Although the Amira comes with the EVF included which is worth about £4K...
I do (and plan to do) a lot of one man and small crew shooting work so leaning towards the amira. Although the form factor of the mini is attractive I'm a bit turned off by a few things (no decent audio input, lack of controls on the body). I also shoot a lot of steadicam stuff (being a qualified Steadicam op) so the gimble possibilities of the Mini aren't super important as I can fly the Amira easily.
Anyone have experience of using both who could give some insight or recommendations of any factors I'm missing? How important is ArriRaw vs 4444XQ to people who own a Mini etc?