Apple iPhone SE first official camera test images: new 12MP iSight shooter can also record 4K video

The new Apple iPhone SE comes with a new 12-megapixel iSight camera, a great upgrade over the 8-megapixel shooter on the iPhone 5s.

While we don't know whether it's the exact same camera as in the iPhone 6s, chances are it is: it features the same resolution, the same Focus Pixel fast-focus tech, a true tone flash, new image signal processor and panoramas of up to 63MP.

So what is capable of? Apple has posted some official camera test samples from the 12-megapixel iSight camera on the iPhone SE and they look great: the typical for iPhones slightly overblown colors that look very appealing and those vivid blue skies.

The new iPhone SE will also be able to record 4K videos and you will be able to edit them in iMovie. We don't know whether it has optical stabilization, but given that this is a premium feature reserved only for the iPhone 6s Plus, chances are that it is not present on the SE. We will be looking forward to testing the camera on the new iPhone SE in further detail soon, but so far, it's shaping up to give rivals in that price segment quite the run for their money.

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iPhone SE
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1624 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

great over saturated images

4. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

I looks like it was edited and artificially enhanced.

9. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

Promo pictures provided by OEMs are always enhanced. I never put any stock in them.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

This .. ^^^ right here! No statement was ever truer.

11. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

And the S7 the current phone with the best camera doesn't have over saturated photos right?

15. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

The Note 4 has a better camera than the S7.

19. DanishPastry

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

For some things, true, but for other aspects i definitely think the S7 is superior.

18. gamaliel

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

That's the point of non-RAW pictures. Any JPEG pictures is already processed and they make it in the way people feels the picture more beautiful.

3. Unordinary unregistered

4K video shooting doesn't matter when it doesn't have 4k OIS support like most 4k capable phones on the market.

5. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

But you will still buy it, won't you?

7. Unordinary unregistered

Lol no. I will buy a 4 inch iPhone 7 if they do release one though :)

10. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Wow unbelievable that wise honest post coming from you, is very hard to believe.

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Apple SE means SQUINT EDITION HAhahaha

12. NocturnalEvil

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Yeah you are right Grandpa, I know you need to squint your old eyes on small screens so go and buy a big ass phone for you. As for us we can see quite clearly on a 4 inch device because we aren't visually impaired like you.

14. AlikMalix unregistered

Hey, it remember when first iPhone came out - same people just like you were screaming "screen too large". It was litterally the biggest touch screen phone to date. And that was at 3.5". I still have my 5s and the screen is sharp, and it runs great. This "special edition" will kill in benchmarks. I believe this SE is for specific market, just like the iPad pro (the big one). It's not designed to outsell and conquire - but provide a tool for those that need/want something specific.

8. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015


17. whatev

Posts: 2260; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Fandroids comments on Apple articles give me life, thank you guys! *grabs popcorn*

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