No laughing matter – Joker movie stills shot on Fujifilm X-T2 and Sony A9

No laughing matter – Joker movie stills shot on Fujifilm X-T2 and Sony A9
(Image credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment / Nico Tavernise)

The genre-shattering Joker movie has made plenty of headlines for its aggressive depiction of societal violence and insightful commentary on mental illness. Now it's making headlines in photographic terms, too, as the film's still photography was shot using Fujifilm and Sony equipment. 

Stills photography in the TV and motion picture industry has historically been the domain of full-frame DSLRs, such as the Nikon D5 and Nikon D850 favored by Game of Thrones' Principal Stills Photographer, Helen Sloan. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.