According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global Cinematography Lenses Market By Type, Function, Resolution, Focal Length, End-user, Sensor Size, Sales Revenue, and Region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2017-2027”, the market was valued at USD 3,461.9 million in 2019 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.2% by the year 2027. The global cinematography lenses market is projected to grow owing to the factors such as rising number of cinema production firms, rapidly growing film industry, and high demand for animated movies & TV content.

The global cinematography lenses market is fragmented based on type, function, resolution, focal length, end-user, sensor size, sales revenue and region. Based on type, the cinematography lenses market has been segmented into entry-class, high-end-class, and medium-class. Based on function, the market has been segmented into prime lenses and zoom lenses. On the basis of resolution, the market has been divided into 2K, 4K, and others. Based on focal length, the cinematography lenses market has been categorized into medium telephoto (70–135 mm), normal (35–70 mm), telephoto (>135 mm), and wide-angle (14–35 mm). By end-user, the market has been classified into amateur and professional. By sensor size, the market has been segmented into full frame and super 35/APS-C. Based on sales revenue, the global cinematography lenses market has been categorized into sales and rental. Based on region, the global cinematography lenses market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. Europe is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe, Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America. Middle East & Africa is categorized into Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, and Rest of Middle East & Africa.

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COVID-19 has negatively impacted the film industry by halting film production and has temporarily shut down cinemas. Stringent rules and restrictions during COVID has halted the shooting of reality shows, TV content, and movie production, which has severely impeded the revenue of the film industry. Thus, the sales of cinematographic lens has significantly dropped in the year 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per Growth Market Reports industry analyst Partha Paul, “The Global Cinematography Lenses Market is anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period 2020-2027 driven by the rising demand for full frame cinematography lenses. Continuous advancements, innovations, and broadening capabilities of lens are expected to have a positive impact on the overall market. Technological advancements in lens technology have boosted the consumer demand for full frame cinema lenses, as they offer better quality graphics in videos. Moreover, advancements in camera sensors and growing applications of different sensors, camera lenses for video making, and photography across the world by professionals and amateurs are expected to boost the market.

Key Takeaways from the Study:

  • The companies such as Nikon Corporation and FUJIFILM Corporation held approximately one fourth of the share of global cinematography lenses market in 2019.
  • Asia Pacific accounts for a major share of the market, followed by North America. The market in Europe is projected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period.
  • The application of 3D technology with new twists and tricks is evolving the entertainment industry. Increasing use of projection mapping or virtual reality technologies for better narration and storytelling can expand the concept of cinematography.
  • The entry-class segment is anticipated to expand at a moderate CAGR during the forecast period. The rising adoption of digital single-lens reflex camera has led to the rise in the adoption of entry class lenses. Moreover, factors such as low price and increasing preference for entry-class cinematography lens by beginners.

Report Scope:

Report Metric


Market Value in 2019

USD 3,461.9 million

Market Growth Rate (from 2020 to 2027)


Historical Data

2017 & 2018

Base Year


Forecast Period

2020 - 2027

Units Considered

Value (USD Million)

Market Segments

Type, Function, Resolution, Focal Length, End-user, Sensor Size, and Sales Revenue

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Country Scope

U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, South East Asia, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE

Key Companies Profiled

Carl Zeiss AG, Cooke Optics Limited, Nikon Corporation, ARRI AG, Canon Inc., FUJIFILM Corporation, Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH, SAMYANG Optics, Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH, SIGMA Corporation, Sony Corporation, Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd.

Customization Scope

Report customization available on request

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Target Audience:

  • Supply-side: Cinematography lenses manufacturers, raw material suppliers, primary respondents, and distributors.
  • Demand Side: Amateur and professional cinematographers
  • Regulatory Side: Concerned government authorities, commercial research & development (R&D) institutions, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Associations and Industry Bodies: The Independent Cinema Association of Australia (ICAA), The Movie Theatre Associations of Canada (MTAC), International Union of Cinemas, HDF Cinema Association, UK Cinema Association Ltd., Music And Film Industry Association of America (MAFIAA)