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 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 APL0898
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1624 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x


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