August 22nd, 2013, 07:56 AM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Device(s): Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Note 2, Nexus 10, Galaxy Gear
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That behavior is very new to me (personally), I never had the need to troubleshoot Skype before, so forgive my lack of experience on the topic.
Things that could lead to problem described in your post, the camera (hardware problem) or skype colliding with some other software.
I would try some other app, like ChatOn, Samsung's native app, or Viber. Just to see if this is related to device or Skype alone. If you find out that it happens with ChatOn as well, then the chances are high it's a hardware.
You could also try an alternate Skype version, moded and extended in features, the XDA Skype, courtesy of the Android geek community
I have been using this version since its incarnation. and it worked like charm:
Give it a try and see if it makes any difference.