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Actually, which camera is used for movie making?

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Actually, which camera is used for movie making?

Which camera is best for making films? If you are new to the filmmaking, you must thought about this ever once. A cameraman/filmmaker is selecting a film camera on the basis of proficiency in the technology, his flexibility and the basis of project: Okay, then which camera is best for making the films? Check out below, you probably can find a satisfying answer from this article.

1. ARRI Alexa

ARRI Alex is a motion picture equipment manufacturing company, which was founded by August Arnold and Robert Richter in Munich, Germany.  The organization was formed in the year 1917 and they developed their first film camera in 1924. The company became well known in the limelight, after their chief movie camera designer ‘Erich Kästner’ developed world’s first reflex mirror shutter in the Arriflex 35 camera. Now, they have seven variant of film cameras namely- Alexa, Alexa Plus, Alexa SXT, Alexa Mini, Alexa Plus 4:3, Alexa 65, Alexa XT, Alexa Studio and Alexa M.

The films like In Time (2011), 21 Jump Street (2012), Skyfall (2012), Rock of Ages (2012) and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012). The basic model of the ARRI camera includes a View Finder starts at $39.999.

Skyfall Trailer- A Film shot on ARRI Alexa

2. Red Epic Camera

The Red Epic camera is a product of The Red Digital Cinema Camera Company, based in Irvine, California. The company was founded by Jim Jannard, in 2005: The first camera that was developed from The Red Digital Cinema Camera Company was – Red one, the Red Epic Camera is the most recent one. Some notable features that are included in the Red Epic camera are 19 megapixel Red Dragon sensor, 1920 x 1080 resolution High-def output, cheaper in price and weightless. Movies like District 9 (2009), Book of Eli (2010), Social Network (2010), the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and War Horse (2011) are visualized using the epic camera. Cost of The Red Epic camera is starts at $25,000

Demo Video| Shot On Red Epic Camera

3. Red Scarlet Camera

The Red scarlet camera is another film camera variant from The Red Digital Cinema Camera Company. We’ve noticed that numerous films of Hollywood are filmed with the Red Scarlet Camera. Some examples of films shot on Red Scarlet Camera  are En solitaire (2013), The Expendables 3 (2014), The Raid 2: Berandal  (2014), Drinking Buddies  (2013) and Ghostlight (2013). Price of Red Scarlet camera is $9,700.

Test Shot|  On Red Scarlet Camera

4. Sony Motion Picture Camera

Sony- a Japan based brand well-known since from its establishment for the manufacturing of top quality electronic equipments. Sony had developed high end professional camera models such as FS7, F5, F3, F55 and F65.Amonmg those five variant models, the cameras like F55, F3 and F65 are the industry professionals preferred cameras. F65 was launched two years back, it cost around $65,000, similarly the cost of F55 is ‎US$ 28,990.00 and cost of F3 is $13,960.00.

Test Shot| On Sony F3

 Test Shot| On Sony F65

Shot On| On Sony F55- Film- iyobinte pusthakam


5. GoPro

After the Sony, ARRI and Red, the camera manufacturer name that that industry professionals recommend is GoPro. GoPro, Inc was founded by Nick Woodman in 2002.  GoPro cameras are compactable in size options, shock resistant and have waterproof casing structure. It is also a favourite camera of guerrilla filmmakers. The Premier Hollywood movie ‘Furious 7’ was completely shot on GoPro. Basic prize of GoPro camera starts at US$499.99.

Test Shot With  GoPro Camera

6. Black Magic Camera

Black Magic Camera is one of the most preferable cameras of indie filmmakers and experimental filmmakers, why because it is cost less as compare with the big brands, also it gives better video outputs. Blackmagic Design is a product of Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd, an Australian Company that was founded by Grant Petty in 1984. You can grab a good high end digital film camera that branded by black magic for $2,995. Films like -Hero Punk (2015), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and inside the belly of a dragon (2014) are shot on Black Magic Camera.

Shot Film On ‘Penny’ filmed  on Black Magic Camera

7.  Canon C300

Canon C300 is specially designed for film industry professionals: it is included with the core features such as Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor, EF lens mount and it highly compatible  with all of Canon’s new EF Cinema lenses. The movies that shot on canon c 300 are Her (2013), 20 Feet from Stardom  (2013), Blue Ruin  (2013) and R.A. Resident Advisor  (2012). The starting price of canon C300 camera is $6,999.00.

A Short| Shot on Canon C300

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  1. hari

    October 13, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Hi all i want to buy a camera for film making

    • FMF Resources

      October 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      What’s your budget to buy Film Cameras?

  2. abhinav

    December 14, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    what is the lowest cost of camera for which we can shoot a film to display on 70mm screen?
    or whose quality can be satisfied on big screen…sir. .?

  3. Anand

    January 12, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Hello, I need to buy a camera for music album and film making. Well about budget obviously more sugar more sweetness. But I want more sweetness for less sugar. Hope u got my point. I dont want to use Arri or Red but How can I get quality close to them. well take a range of my budget say: under 6 Lacs (INR). I Even wonder for some music album have that much quality.. how come. please suggest the best.


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