The main and selfie cameras of Apple’s recently unveiled iPhone SE (2020) was reviewed by DxOMark. The iPhone SE has camera hardware similar to that of the iPhone XR.
The iPhone SE’s 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture supports up to 5X digital zoom and has phase-detection autofocus and OIS, which can be touted as a very basic setup in today’s standards. The selfie camera, on the other hand, is a 7MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 and a fixed focus lens.
The iPhone SE efficiently gauges exposure and contrast, thanks to the Cupertino tech giant’s automatic HDR. Aside from working for both indoor, as well as outdoor images, it was able to perfectly expose darks and shadows. Colors are the most appealing feature of the iPhone SE.
DxOMark rated the iPhone SE based on the phone’s on-point saturation and color balance. The autofocus is consistent, quick, and strong, but sharpness is more evident in pictures captured in low-light. DxOMark described noise and texture as the phone’s weakness.
The 12MP sensor is compared nowadays with higher-resolution sensors, even in the budget segment. These higher-resolution sensors adopt pixel binning to minimize noise and enhance low-light performance. Noise and loss of detail more clearly can be clearly seen on indoor or high-contrast shots. Portraits captured through the main camera and selfie camera are inconsistent but tolerable. It is worth noting that the iPhone SE isn’t an ideal choice for low-light photography as the phone does not come with a Night shooting mode.