VFX Artist / Director / DP / Writer / Composer / Alexa Owner
The Arri rep said it might be slightly longer than the mini/mini LF to house the extra internals needed, but wouldn't likely be the size of the full size Alexa range.
Bare in mind this conversation happened in February and the camera is still in development, so it could very well end up being the same size of the current mini, or maybe even smaller perhaps. But that was just what was said at the time.
After chatting to someone at Arri, without being able to confirm fully as things are in development, a new sensor architecture is on the way, a 5/6K super 35 sensor, same low light, and characteristic look of Arri Alev 3 but squeezed into a smaller space. They've taken their time to get it right clearly and tech has advanced so much since the Alev 3 sensor was released over 9 years ago. The form factor will be something similar to the minis but slightly longer probably, Arri clearly see things are moving towards smaller bodies like RED, plus with tech advances its getting easier to squeeze more functionality into smaller bodies. It will likely be a new range of cameras that might not be called 'Alexa' anymore and will perhaps become the new flagship range to eventually replace the Alexa range. He suggested it's possible Arri will create a range of cameras with this new sensor tech in future including new Large format cameras, maybe a new Alexa 65 camera too. Likely have something announced by the end of the year or early next year.
Why does 'diversity' always mean race/ethnicity?
Just be broad in casting criteria and then hire the most talented people, regardless of race and ethnicity (or sex) or any other of the hundreds of categories in which people can vary.
Positive discrimination based on arbitrary human characteristics helps no one, least of all your film, especially if you pass on better talent to satisfy 'social justice'...
Political correctness over quality...
It really is his year to win it.
Wish they've also add the S35 2K 200fps mode like in the original Alexa mini, then perhaps I'd consider upgrading. It's the only thing that's missing.