Enter The Pirates a movie made by Aardman a British animation studio behind the famous Wallace and Gromit. The said movie is made out of one million still images shot with 50 Canon 1D Mk IIIs. I am pretty sure that you are now wondering why did they shot the entire movie with just 1D Mk IIIs when there are a lot of High-end DSLRs which boosts fancy HD features. In an interview with TechRadar, Tom Barnes Aardman's technical director explained that they chose the 1D Mk III based from their experience and the camera's consistency. They also need to make the 8 inch tall figures to look life sized so they opted for a smaller sensor since they need an adequate amount of depth of field. Barnes also said in the interview that they have to modify their lenses to behave as much as cine lenses because cine lenses have a larger rear end element making it incompatible to the DLSR.
Now that the movie is done the 50 Canon 1D Mk IIIs are sitting inside their drawers since the cameras just finish a arduous task and will be staying there for now. Barnes noted that they are inclined to try the new 1DX or the Nikon D4 but for now they want a camera that has been around in a long time and has proven its reliability.
Seeing the trailer I think that the guys of Aardman not only did a spectacular job but they also gave a statement that not you don't need the latest and the most expensive HD camera gear to create a master piece.