1. jmerrey's Avatar
    I use the myfitnesspal app on a daily basis to track my diet. One of the features I love is the ability to scan the bar code of an item and have the dietary info automatically entered. Well, it doesn't work now that I have the 1020. The camera can't seem to focus on the bar code. Is anyone else running into similar issues?
    08-02-2013 11:45 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Are you having problems only with this app or with scanning barcodes in general?
    08-03-2013 12:10 AM
  3. tarpido's Avatar
    I faced this issue, then realized if you keep your phone little further from the barcode so that image becomes clear. Then scanning works. I'm wondering if it is because scanning app is not able to focus properly with this unusual camera.
    08-03-2013 12:51 AM
  4. John20212's Avatar
    They said you need to be at least 15cm from the object for the camera to focus properly.
    08-03-2013 02:25 AM
  5. tgr42's Avatar
    There's a minimum distance at which the camera can focus. If you start the QR code scanning process too close, it may or may not have trouble focusing even if you move the phone far enough away. You may need to hit back and then restart the scanning process. I tested with a tape measure and found the minimum focus distance to be around 9-10cm (3.5 - 4").
    08-03-2013 09:31 AM
  6. GloriousGlory's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue, it would be fixed if they allowed zooming since we have so many megapixels to do it with..

    QR Barcodes work okay, but UPC barcodes definitely do not work. UPC barcodes seem to need to be right on top of the camera or they won't register.
    08-03-2013 10:18 PM
  7. jmerrey's Avatar
    I can scan with the bing vision, but the distance has to be much great, almost 2 feet in so cases.
    08-04-2013 09:29 AM
  8. drtek's Avatar
    Goes in and out of focus. With several programs.
    08-05-2013 02:17 AM
  9. Nova Panda's Avatar
    I use the myfitnesspal app on a daily basis to track my diet. One of the features I love is the ability to scan the bar code of an item and have the dietary info automatically entered. Well, it doesn't work now that I have the 1020. The camera can't seem to focus on the bar code. Is anyone else running into similar issues?
    The problem you described is caused by the minimum focusing distance of the camera lens. you might increase the distance between camera and the object to scan. however, as auto scan tool like bing vision does not support zooming feature, longer distance might cause failure of scanning for barcode or QR code due to too small object. In such case, you should try app like "Manual Scan" which is designed to solve such issue when auto scan fails. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...2-43ac4231a807
    12-25-2013 02:59 PM
  10. leonalewis's Avatar
    I use the myfitnesspal app on a daily basis to track my diet. One of the features I love is the ability to scan the bar code of an item and have the dietary info automatically entered. Well, it doesn't work now that I have the 1020. The camera can't seem to focus on the bar code. Is anyone else running into similar issues?
    i also found such a problem discussion , is it sth.related the barcode scanner app crush ?
    5MP Camera that doesn't seem to FOCUS! - Lenovo Community
    12-27-2013 02:36 AM

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