The pricing has been set for ARRI’s new documentary-style camera, AMIRA, and orders are now being taken. Prices for the camera and viewfinder start at €25,980 and a wide range of feature and accessory options are available. Temporary and permanent software upgrades allow owners to adapt AMIRA according to their changing professional needs.
AMIRA combines image quality and CFast 2.0 workflows with an ergonomic design suitable for the shoulder-mounted lone operating typical of ‘run and gun’ documentaries. There are three camera configurations to choose from, differentiated by their software feature-sets. Customers then select a lens mount, battery mount and bottom plate to assemble a complete camera, with various options available for each. Any AMIRA camera can subsequently be upgraded with additional functionality by purchasing a license from the ARRI website.
The entry-point AMIRA camera set allows Rec 709 ProRes 422 recording up to 100fps. Next is the advanced set, a configuration that adds features such as Log C, ProRes 422 (HQ) at 200fps, in-camera grading and a pre-record function. The premium set incorporates features for high-end productions, including ProRes 4444 and 2K up to 200fps, as well as limitless colour control on set and in post with custom 3D LUTs.
Delivery of AMIRA cameras is due to start early in Q2 this year.