Updated 26 Jun 2018

Apple

iPhone SE

Snapshot: The Apple iPhone SE camera has a touchscreen and can shoot Full-HD video. But how's the image quality?

iPhone SE
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$498

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Test results

Overall score
50
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Very good screen.
  • OK video quality.
  • Has a high resolution articulated monitor and a large sensor.
  • Can shoot Full-HD video.

But

  • Just OK image quality.
  • Just OK flash.
  • Has no zoom.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$498

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
12
Sensor
-
ISO range
-
Optical zoom
1
Aperture range
2.2 - 2.2
Zoom range
29 - 29
Shutter range
-
Dimensions (cm)
124 x 7 x 59
Weight (g)
114
Depth (mm)
7

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
No
GPS tagging
Yes
PASM modes
No
Manual focus option
No

Monitor

Size (inches)
4
Monitor pixels
727,040
Touchscreen
Yes
Articulated monitor
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
No

Memory

Memory card
-

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
No

More info

Notes

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