1. videian's Avatar
    Anyone have serious issues scanning these things? The camera seems to move in and out of focus constantly. I am aware of the minimum focus distance issues, it's not that. Generally I can get it to finally (after 15-20 seconds) lock on target. Tate GS4 and iPhone scanning are damn near instant.
    08-10-2013 09:12 AM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Are you using in-built Bing vision or some app?
    08-10-2013 09:25 AM
  3. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Same problem here when using the built in QR code scanner, it makes scanning smaller codes difficult. Larger QR code are fine, because you can hold the phone far away enough to let the phone focus. But smaller QR codes, you either have to hold them too close to let the phone focus, or hold it far away enough to focus, but then it's too small for the phone to process the code.

    Maybe Nokia could push an update to let us zoom in on the codes? That way, we can hold it far away enough to focus, then use lossless zoom to make the code big enough to scan.
    08-10-2013 12:03 PM
  4. videian's Avatar
    Real bad when doing price checking on amazon app.
    08-10-2013 03:50 PM
  5. Blacklac's Avatar
    Small codes are useless on MyFitnessPal. By the time I get far enough away to focus, it can't read it. Luckily I haven't had to use it much
    10-01-2013 03:27 PM
  6. martin hall's Avatar
    This is a great scanning app which captured codes that no other app could QR Code Generator and Barcode Scanner | Scan
    10-01-2013 04:15 PM
  7. PYY's Avatar
    The one on MyFitnessPal is atrocious for me. When it is finally able to focus, the app crashes on me :(
    10-04-2013 12:33 PM
  8. smartboyse's Avatar
    Same problem here when using the built in QR code scanner, it makes scanning smaller codes difficult. Larger QR code are fine, because you can hold the phone far away enough to let the phone focus. But smaller QR codes, you either have to hold them too close to let the phone focus, or hold it far away enough to focus, but then it's too small for the phone to process the code.

    Maybe Nokia could push an update to let us zoom in on the codes? That way, we can hold it far away enough to focus, then use lossless zoom to make the code big enough to scan.
    So you mean this is caused by just the size of the QR Code?
    10-15-2013 01:02 AM
  9. Evlkud's Avatar
    I've also got this problem finding it impossible to scan QR codes, they all appear really fuzzy and blurry,

    Id imagine the only way i could successfully scan one is if the code was painted on a giant wall
    10-15-2013 04:28 PM
  10. SwimSwim's Avatar
    So you mean this is caused by just the size of the QR Code?
    Not exactly. The fault lies with the camera's optics. Sure, it lets you take great shots, but the minimum focus distance is rather high for a smartphone camera, meaning it struggles to focus on QR codes that would otherwise work on a smartphone.

    And then if you hold it far away enough to focus, often you're too far back for the Bing app (or any app, for that matter) to make out the code.
    10-20-2013 11:48 PM
  11. potatopower's Avatar
    What usually works for me is opening the bing vision AFTER the camera is already facing the barcode.
    12-05-2013 03:22 AM
  12. Nova Panda's Avatar
    Have you tried "Manual Scan" on Windows Phone, it might help you when auto scan fails. It gives you tool to zoom and scan, capture and scan, and select area and scan. However, please use it only when auto scanning fails as it is not designed to perform auto scan, only manual mode: tap to scan. Manual Scan | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    12-18-2013 04:17 PM
  13. Nova Panda's Avatar
    Anyone have serious issues scanning these things? The camera seems to move in and out of focus constantly. I am aware of the minimum focus distance issues, it's not that. Generally I can get it to finally (after 15-20 seconds) lock on target. Tate GS4 and iPhone scanning are damn near instant.
    Hi,
    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 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. Manual Scan | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    12-25-2013 02:46 PM
  14. npoe's Avatar
    I have the same problem but it was working fine when I first got my phone. After one year or so my phone stopped working with the bar codes.

    There should be something that changed but I don't know what.
    02-03-2014 10:21 PM
  15. atherosxd's Avatar
    Mine locks on the spot. :) less than 5 seconds or 3 .
    02-04-2014 12:50 AM
  16. Hounds's Avatar
    I'm experiencing the same issue with 8.1 on the Icon.
    05-03-2014 05:23 PM
  17. Hounds's Avatar
    The Icon has the same problem and is frustrating even in 8.1
    07-01-2014 09:45 PM
  18. sherleywilson00's Avatar
    Maybe it's not your barcode reader's problem, some QR Codes are not easy to scan when they don't have margins (required by specification for readability), or when they are not clear. Try to stay focused might help.
    07-02-2014 03:42 AM

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