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    Default Why is the SE rated at 12 mp but the photos are only 1-2 mp

    New SE and photos are poor quality and are only 2 mp is size. Why have a 12 mp camera? They look really bad.
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    Default Re: Why is the SE rated at 12 mp but the photos are only 1-2 mp

    Savvy marketing. Or a lie, depends on how honest you are with yourself.

    The absolute largest "normal" non-live photo I've taken is 2.4mb, in landscape mode, slightly zoomed, at the beach.

    The largest "panorama" photo I've taken is 8.9mb, portrait mode, no zoom, at the beach.

    The largest "live" photo, landscape mode, slightly zoomed is 9.7mb.

    It's pretty clear how apple is bending the rules here.. All photos look excellent, were quick to save, and in great focus.
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    Default Re: Why is the SE rated at 12 mp but the photos are only 1-2 mp

    Do you have "Optimize iPhone Storage" enabled in the Photo settings?
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    Default Why is the SE rated at 12 mp but the photos are only 1-2 mp?

    Quote Originally Posted by anon(9940776) View Post
    Savvy marketing. Or a lie, depends on how honest you are with yourself.

    The absolute largest "normal" non-live photo I've taken is 2.4mb, in landscape mode, slightly zoomed, at the beach.

    The largest "panorama" photo I've taken is 8.9mb, portrait mode, no zoom, at the beach.

    The largest "live" photo, landscape mode, slightly zoomed is 9.7mb.

    It's pretty clear how apple is bending the rules here.. All photos look excellent, were quick to save, and in great focus.
    Are you talking about megapixels or megabytes?

    https://www.reference.com/science/ma...cc9563607c1b0b
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    Default Re: Why is the SE rated at 12 mp but the photos are only 1-2 mp

    Quote Originally Posted by anon(9940776) View Post
    Savvy marketing. Or a lie, depends on how honest you are with yourself.

    The absolute largest "normal" non-live photo I've taken is 2.4mb, in landscape mode, slightly zoomed, at the beach.

    The largest "panorama" photo I've taken is 8.9mb, portrait mode, no zoom, at the beach.

    The largest "live" photo, landscape mode, slightly zoomed is 9.7mb.

    It's pretty clear how apple is bending the rules here.. All photos look excellent, were quick to save, and in great focus.
    ???? What on earth are you talking about? Go research Megapixels and Megabytes before spouting such silliness.
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    Default Re: Why is the SE rated at 12 mp but the photos are only 1-2 mp

    The front facing camera does indeed have 1.2 mp. That's the selfie camera. The back facing camera is 12 mp.
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    Default Re: Why is the SE rated at 12 mp but the photos are only 1-2 mp

    Well I'll scream if every single photo I take takes up 12mb

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