Iphone SE camera compared to equivalent Megapixel camera

I almost have a digital camera every where I go, but it really necessary? Are phone cameras getting good enough to replace standard point and shoot cameras? My comparison includes a Canon GX9. This is an older camera but it was the Cadillac of point and shoot cameras when it was first released. 

The Gx9 sports a 7-44 zoom lens with a maximum aperture of 2.8. It’s capable of shooting raw files. Best of all, the megapixel count is identical to the Iphone SE. Both are 12 megapixels. The Iphone SE has the same camera as the Iphone  6s. I prefer the smaller Iphone SE because it fits in a pocket better.

Images taken with the iphone were shot at ISO 25 at f 2.2. The Gx9 was set at ISO 100 at f/4. Shutter speeds were selected by the cameras and varied slightly but were high shutter speeds.

I shot similar photos with each camera, As the reader I want you to guess which is which. All files were captured as JPG’s with no modification. Click on the images to enlarge them.

Of course there are limitations when using a phone camera. They will not function as well in lower light and you don’t have zoom capability on many phones. However point and shoot cameras are also limited in low light. The GX9 can probably outdo the Iphone SE because of its raw file capability which allows more leeway in post processing. Of course the newest Iphone 7 also has raw file capability.

Lets see if you guessed right:

images A,F,Q,and X are from the Iphone SE.

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