Oscars 2021 Contenders – Which Cameras & Lenses Were Used?

Every year, the American magazine Variety presents possible Oscar candidates and lists the most likely winners in each category. Year after year, the “Best Cinematography” Oscar is not only about which cinematographer is going to win, but also which camera was used. The most popular brand of them all? Well, you know the answer, don’t you?

The Problem With Resolution

As cameras now start to push beyond 8K, we have the potential to see some significant gains in perceptual resolution. So for all the people saying “who needs 8K or 9K or 12K?” the answer is that these are not the crazy increases they sound like but rather a logical, incremental continuation of where we have been going. When we get to 20K cameras, it is likely that they will look twice as sharp as 2K to most people.