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Top 6 Digital Cinema Cameras Used For Filmmaking Oscar Nominated Films

Aug 21
Top 6 Digital Cinema Cameras Used For Filmmaking Oscar Nominated Films


The Arri Alexa  is a digital motion picture camera system made by Arri first introduced in April 2010. The camera was Arri's first major transition into digital cinematography after smaller previous efforts such as the Arriflex D-20 and D-21. It features modularity, PL mount lenses, a Super 35 sized CMOS sensor shooting up to 2880×2160 (2K) resolution and supports uncompressed video or proprietary raw (ARRIRAW) data. The camera is designed for use in high budget feature films, television shows, and commercials, and competes with Red Digital Cinema's line of high end cameras such as the Epic Dragon and Weapon Dragon.

 Films Shot using this camera was - Gravity, Life of Pi, Hugo ,The Revenant, Hunger Games, Birdman, Spotlight.



The Red Digital Cinema Camera Company is an American company that manufactures digital cinematography and photography cameras and accessories.

The company’s headquarters are in Irvine, California, with studios in Hollywood, California. It has offices in London, Shanghai and Singapore, retail stores in Hollywood, New York and Miami as well as various authorized resellers and service centers around the world.

With this camera you can capture over 9x more pixels than HD. Unrivaled detail and impressive native exposure eclipse 35mm film in both latitude and image density. Industry leading specs distinguish the EPIC DRAGON as a model for image innovation, helming the evolution of digital cinema technology.

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



The Genesis is Panavision's high-end digital movie camera, which uses a proprietary, full frame 35 mm-width, 1.78:1 (16:9) aspect ratio, 12.4-megapixel, RGB filtered CCD. It was first used by a feature crew to shoot Bryan Singer's Superman Returns and was shortly followed up thereafter by the World War I film Flyboys. However, the CGI-heavy nature of these two movies meant that ultimately the comedy Scary Movie 4 was the first theatrically released feature sourced primarily from the Genesis camera.

 Films Shot using this camera was- Captain America: The First Avenger, Get Smart, Robin Hood, Machete, Zombieland.



In June 1999, George Lucas announced that Episode II of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy would be the first major motion picture to be shot 100% digitally. Sony and Panavision had teamed up to develop the High Definition 24p camera that Lucas would use to accomplish this and thus the first CineAlta camera was born: the Sony HDW-F900 (also called the Panavision HD-900F after being "panavised"). However, the science-fiction film Vidocq was actually the first released feature that was shot entirely with digital cinematography.

The F65 CineAlta camera is the ultimate expression of the digital cinematographer’s art. Optimised for motion picture and TV production, the flagship F65 captures uncompromising images with truly breathtaking colour, depth and detail.

 Films Shot using this camera was - Lucy, No good deed, Oblivion, Evil Dead, Save me.



The Canon EOS 7D is a semi-professionacropped sensor digital single-lens reflex camera made by Canon. It was announced on 1 September 2009. Among its features are an 18.0 effective megapixel CMOS sensor, HD video recording, its 8.0 frames per second continuous shooting, new viewfinder which offers 1.0X magnification and 100% coverage, 19-point auto-focus system, movie mode, and built-in Speedlite transmitter.

The 7D remained in Canon's model lineup without replacement for slightly more than five years—the longest product cycle for any EOS digital camera.Its successor was the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, announced on 15 September 2014.

 Films Shot using this camera was (used for some scenes)- The Avengers, Like Crazy, 127 Hours, Red State.



Arricam is a 35 mm movie camera line manufactured by Arri. It is Arri's flagship sync-sound camera line, replacing the Arriflex 535 line. The design was developed by Fritz Gabriel Bauer and Walter Trauninger, and is heavily derivative of the cameras Bauer created for his Moviecam company, which was bought out by Arri in the mid-1990s. As such, the Arricam is a fusion of the mechanical and intuitive design innovations of the Moviecam and the interchangeable accessories and complex electronic integration of the Arriflex.

As of 2006, the Arricam is considered, along with the Panaflex Millennium line, the top sync-sound camera system currently in usage, and is extremely popular amongst bigger budget feature films. The line comprises two camera body models, the ST (Studio) and LT (Lite). The Arricam ST is intended as a full-capability camera, including two camera magazine mounting configurations, whereas the Arricam LT is optimized for smaller, lightweight usage in handheld and Steadicam application, with only the option to mount the magazine in the rear position. Both cameras use motorized displacement magazines, have electronic rotating mirror shutters mounted beneath the film gate (as opposed to beside it, as in Panavision cameras), and contain independently adjustable sprocket pulleys within the camera body.

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

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



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