Camera is the first gateway to the world of Cinema. The quality of the camera/lenses can be a deciding factor on how your film will look like on the silver screen.

This video explains the basic types of Video Cameras that are used for various purposes-

Hollywood being the Mecca of filmmaking is always the trendsetter when it comes to new technology and devices used in filmmaking. An average Hollywood film uses multiple types of cameras depending on the need of the scene.

Here, are 7 types of Cameras Hollywood uses to make Oscar Winning Films. The camera models are divided by the Technology used by them.


1.ARRI ALEXA- Films shot in ARRI ALEXA- Gravity, Life of Pi, Hugo

Films shot in ARRI ALEXA XT- The Revenant, Hunger Games, Birdman, Spotlight.


Films Shot- Transformers: Age of Extinction, Gone Girl, The Martian, The Danish Girl, PELÉ.

3. PANAVISION GENESIS Films shot- Captain America: The First Avenger, Get Smart, Robin Hood, Machete, Zombieland.

4. SONY CINEALTA F65 Films Shot- Lucy, No good deed, Oblivion, Evil Dead, Save me.

Names and Prices of DSLR Cameras used for Filmmaking
5. CANNON EOS 7D Films Shot (used for some scenes)- The Avengers, Like Crazy, 127 Hours, Red State.

6. ARRICAM ST Films Shot- The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game.

Films Shot- Clouds of Sils Maria, Taken 3, Furious 7, The Big Short, Bridge of Spies.

These are some of the best and the most expensive cameras around the world. But, for Indie low budget filmmakers DSLR remains the most popular camera. Here is a video showing how to get that Cinematic look by using a DSLR-

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