The Bad Robot twitter account tweeted out this interesting picture that looks to show an IMAX camera being used for some Tatooine filming.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) July 8, 2014
While it has been announced previously that J.J. Abrams would be shooting with 35mm film, /Film was able to get confirmation that part of Episode VII will indeed be shot with IMAX cameras:
We emailed an IMAX rep, who said the following: “All we can say at this point is that we can confirm that JJ Abrams is using the IMAX camera for Star Wars: Episode VII.” They also confirmed it is shooting film. So while Abrams made a big deal of shooting Episode VII in 35mm, he’s going even bigger too: 70mm IMAX.
This is definitely some great news, as you really can’t beat the IMAX format, and it’s just another awesome way to experience Star Wars Episode VII once it’s released!