Currently, Apple offers three different lens configurations on its terminals: 1, 2 or 3 depending on the model we choose, and even with more than one option if we go for models with a single lens on the back (iPhone SE and iPhone XR). For the comparison we bring today, we focused on 3 models, each with a different option: the iPhone SE 2020 with a single lens, the iPhone 11 with 2, and the iPhone 11 Pro with 3.

These three devices they share many similarities with each other, like the A13 processor, but what, on the contrary, clearly differentiates them is their camera systems. That’s why This guide hopes to dispel the doubts between these three iPhones and help the undecided to define which terminal is optimal for each.. Are we going to start?

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IPhone SE Colors

iPhone SE

With a single lens on the back, IPhone SE is the cheapest of the three and offers the most basic camera and lens system. Make no mistake, because with a starting price of € 489, you have a camera with a single lens that takes full advantage of the functionality of the terminal.

In this case, this single target is approximately a wide angle lens which will serve us for the vast majority of occasions and with which we will be able to shoot 12Mp photos as well as 4K video at 60fps the same way we would with his older brothers. If the capture light is good and the photos you take are casual day to day, this iPhone’s camera will undoubtedly be perfect for you, and you won’t miss a more sophisticated system.

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Where this smartphone’s shortcomings compared to the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro are most noticeably seen is when we face scenes with poor lighting. In the eyes of the majority, 60-70% of cases will be more than satisfactory, however if there are appreciable differences compared to the others, the main ones being the size of its sensor and the absence of night mode in the Camera app.

iPhone SE 2

This translates to less definition when we zoom in on the image, more smeared areas and more noise in the capture. These problems as we said only apply in circumstances where light is scarce, so if you are not given the opportunity to shoot in low light, this is not a problem that really concerns you, although it would have been very helpful to have night mode on the iPhone SE.

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In the video section, the camera system performs well, it can record 4K videos up to 60fps and slow motion at 1080p and 240fps. As in the photographic section, if the lighting is good, the shots will be of very good quality. Since videos are not normally recorded in very low light conditions, in this section the capabilities of the sensor to cope with noise are not as relevant, although we should be aware that it exists and that the result will not be as good.

iPhone 11

iPhone 11

For those who need another option on their smartphone camera, iPhone 11 adds a second ultra wide angle to its primary wide-angle lens, which with a 13mm focal length will ensure that there is nothing too big for our camera.

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This second lens opens up a world of possibilities. Capturing landscapes for example will allow us to include a lot more scene in our shot, as well as taking pictures in small spaces will become a pleasant experience when we realize the feeling of space it offers. As a colophon, the creative possibilities and perspective offered by a 13mm lens are ideal for unique photos.

The videographic section also takes advantage of this second objective and facilitates tasks such as video blogging and travel captures. Add stabilizer to your iPhone 11 and you will have a very powerful recording tool in your hands.

IPhone 11 night mode

Regarding the main lens, there is not much to say, it offers very good performance in low light (especially compared to the iPhone SE) and allows us to use the night mode, which opens a range of possibilities before us. If you usually take photos at night, without a doubt the iPhone 11 and its night mode are essential., since they manage to capture the light in really dark and complicated scenes, this was not possible with the iPhone SE or previous iPhone models.

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If you want to get an iPhone 11, you can check out the link that we leave below:

iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro has the same lenses and sensors as the iPhone 11, which A third focal point is added which functions as a 2X zoom. compared to the standard wide-angle lens. This zoom does not play a really important role if what you are looking for is to get closer to the scene, obviously it is closer but not in a remarkable way.

On the contrary, if it is essential when taking portraits and using the iPhone’s Portrait mode, since it is a more pleasant focal length for this type of need, and allows to blur the background of the scene successfully. While this feature is also available on the iPhone SE and iPhone 11, each performs it in a different way.

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IPhone SE uses artificial intelligence to blur the background in Portrait mode, iPhone 11 partly takes its second lens as a benchmark, in this case ultra wide angle, to blur the background with your standard wide angle lens. This means that while both can use this mode, they do so with a lens that’s much wider than the iPhone 11 Pro’s mid-telephoto lens, so it’s not as optimal.

Another very interesting function of using the telephoto lens of the iPhone 11 Pro is to take macro photography, as it has a very short minimum focus distance and that allows us to take pictures very closely.

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One section where there is a big difference between this iPhone and iPhone 11 compared to iPhone SE is its ability to record videos in low light. A feature that take advantage of the larger sensor in these terminals to create scenes with less noise and clearer, more defined elements.

If you want to get an iPhone 11 Pro, you can check out the link that we leave below:

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So which iPhone are we buying? The iPhone 11 Pro is the most complete and the one that offers each of the advantages of the three, unfortunately, it is also the most expensive. For this reason, if at the photographic level you only need an iPhone that takes good photos in scenarios with good light and records 4K, our advice is to look no further and get 489 € with an iPhone SE, because you may not need the capabilities of the iPhone 11 Pro on a daily basis.

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If you think that a little more photographic potential in your terminal might not hurt you, you can cheer yourself up and jump to iPhone 11. It has two of the three lenses that the iPhone 11 Pro has with its same focal lengths, modes and sensors, which makes it an excellent bet.

In short, if your use is only for everyday use, get an iPhone SE. If you are an advanced user who often uses the iPhone camera to take photos, then the iPhone 11 is your terminal. If you want a camera that offers all the benefits currently available in the iPhone line, the iPhone 11 Pro is for you.It offers both versatility and quality, and very few scenes will escape any of its three purposes.

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Source : Techradar