Working with ARRI’s multiple-award winning products is the desire of many filmmakers, photographers, and broadcasters. The ARRI Approved Certified Pre‑Owned program gives you a more cost-effective and affordable way to fulfill that desire—and for less than you might think. All the products we offer in this program will help you capture beautiful, top-class images, with the reliability you expect from ARRI.
You can be sure that every piece of equipment has undergone a thorough examination, has been serviced and rigorously tested. Before we release it for sale, we ensure that it is worthy of an ‘ARRI Approved’ certificate, and the backing of our warranty scheme for one year, and in case of lighting fixtures even two years. When you buy ARRI Approved Certified Pre‑Owned equipment, you can be confident that you are not sacrificing performance for price.
ARRI’s attention to detail, and our intimate knowledge of conditions on set over more than a hundred years have resulted in generations of cameras and lighting fixtures that are robust, reliable, and simple to operate. We know that production can be tough, and that our products will have to function properly anywhere, in all conditions, day after day, shot after shot.
ARRI's Stamp of Approval
Before the ARRI Certificate of Approval is issued, the equipment goes through a final function test. The ARRI service center performs a thorough check on all products during the certification process to ensure each piece of equipment meets the high standards expected of it. Once all functions have been checked and approved, ARRI engineers issue an official printed certificate, which will come with every CPO product.
The ARRI Approved Certified Pre‑Owned products are covered by ARRI’s international warranty: two years for lighting products and one year for all other CPO products. They give you quality that you can rely on, and service you can trust.
The ALEXA Mini is the only camera I'm always sad to leave at the end of a shoot. It is so light, so versatile, so reliable, and in my opinion offers the greatest freedom of expression and closeness to the actors. I'm very happy to have invested in the camera of my dreams and am excited to own it!
Naomi Amarger (Known for: Le ciel attendra, La fête des mères, and many more)
After five years of traveling the world with my AMIRA, I decided to invest in an ALEXA Mini LF with a full frame sensor. I was lucky enough to be able to benefit from ARRI's CPO program. The camera is verified and certified by the brand, which allowed me to save money on the camera body and to complete this purchase with additional accessories.
Jérôme de Gerlache (Known for: Heart of Glass, Là où on va, and many more)
ARRI’s CPO program is opening the door for low-budget filmmakers to achieve big-budget results—Never before has it been possible for a micro-budget feature to look so polished.
Noam Kroll (Known for: Psychosynthesis, Shadows on the Road and many more)
What does a thorough check of CPO cameras mean?
The cameras’ parameters, including image sensor quality, recording functions, connectors, flange focal distance, audio system, and ARRI Lens Control System are rigorously tested. The overhaul also includes an update to the latest Software Update Package (SUP) of the respective model. CPO products go through the same final function test that is required for new equipment. This ensures that every piece offered for resale meets the high standards expected of it.
What does a thorough check of CPO lighting fixtures mean?
Under the ARRI Approved Certified Pre‑Owned program, selected lamp heads undergo thorough assessments, are given the necessary overhauls during the refurbishing process, and are tested in detail before they receive ARRI’s stamp of approval. Mechanical defects are repaired, electrical and electronic components updated, and worn-out parts replaced. The light source of each LED lighting fixture is checked against factory specifications and replaced if necessary. Lastly, each lighting fixture receives the latest firmware. The equipment goes through a final function test to ensure its full functionality.