I got the new iPhone SE to replace my old, original iPhone SE. In my opinion, the old SE was MUCH better. I loved the camera on my old one. I have the problem that you are describing with my NEW one! I have found that if you hold it very still even after you think that it has taken the pic, sometimes it does come out ok. It is like it takes longer to actually take the pic. With your old SE, I found that a lot of times it worked better on lights with the flash off. Hope this helps. This is just my opinion based on my experience.