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7 Types of Cameras used in Hollywood Movies

What are the Types and names of Cameras usually using in the Hollywood and Bollywood (Indian) Film Industry? What about its rental cost? Filmmakers Fans here showing the 7 types of cameras used for Film Shooting

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.



Price For the latest ALEXA XT- $66,000

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

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



Price- $26,000-$50,000

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



Price- Approx $90,000 with few decent lenses.

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



Price- $65,000

Films Shot- Lucy, No good deed, Oblivion, Evil Dead, Save me.

Names and Prices of DSLR Cameras used for Filmmaking




Price- $899

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




Price- Around $1,50,000

Films Shot- The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game.



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Price- Around $1,75,000

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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  1. Sreesanth

    July 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Is canon EOOS is used for making Movies? Which is the cheapest camera used for making film?

    • FMF Resources

      July 16, 2016 at 1:58 am

      What is that EOOS? Filmmakers Fans never heard about such a camera used for making of Hollywood movies. Are you searching instead canon eos 70d/ 60 D? These two cameras are usually using for low-budget filmmaking

  2. Kapil verma

    July 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I want to sell my story but I don’t know any contact person, please help me to sell my story

    • FMF Resources

      July 17, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Sorry. We didn’t have any contacts. If you wish to sell your Hindi-short film, send it to official email address of Indian Film Production Companies.

      • Aryan Raman

        September 21, 2016 at 9:39 pm

        hello sir how are you? i have a Hindi film story I want make film but I have no producer to produce my film
        and I have a group with music director , singer , script writer, Actors , Actress and all artist but we don’t have any producer so how can we get or find a low cast budget producer to produce my feature film.

        • FMF Resources

          October 29, 2016 at 11:20 pm

          All the best Aryan.

          Meanwhile, please tell us about the budget of your film?

        • Lindokuhle Ngidi

          September 2, 2017 at 7:33 pm

          Hi my name is LINDO from South Africa, I would like to know more about filming equipment, I would love to create a filming company like yours, please help me

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  4. nitin gautam

    January 14, 2017 at 3:41 am

    i m a director ,producer, phone 9458231264

    • FMF Resources

      January 15, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      nitin gautam,

      If you are looking for the info regarding Cameras using Film Production, you will found this as worthy.

  5. Kumar

    February 11, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Good work and info. Just keen to know only one thing. Can we use these Canon EOS or Mark series which is in the range of 75,000/- to 3,00,000/- for making full 2.5 Hours movie which can be released on Big Screen [or at least 35mm]. Also, what is your view on iPhone for making a full movie for a Big Screen [or at least 35mm screens], please leave your comment.

    • FMF Resources

      February 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      Yes you can use that typical DSLR for making Movie.
      You can making iPhone for making movie

      • Kumar

        February 13, 2017 at 4:55 am

        Thanks. Your work is good. Will follow your blogs for more info.

  6. Raj singh

    February 21, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Sir i read your all answers they are very honest.
    Thank you very much.
    Please i wana make a film in Hindi.
    I have nice music done.
    Screenplay is ready.
    Actors also ready .
    My total founds are 10 to 20 lakh.
    Which camera is good for me or can i rent it?
    Which lab could be cheap for me.
    And if you people know where out of india we can get subcidy from government?
    Or in india ?
    Raj Singh.

  7. Suku

    October 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    THESE CAMERAS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE.As a beginner which affordable cameras can be good when shooting movies?
    I am a Zimbabwean with no clue about movie makings only learning through internet and movies.

  8. pinku

    January 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Sir What is the price of camera Using in low budget film making which can be realised in theatre

    • FMF Resources

      January 17, 2018 at 10:01 am

      Thanks for your comment on Cameras using in Bollywood and Hollywood Movies. You can Get Low budget camera like Go Pro in 2 Lakh Rupees

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