Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" FocusGeneral


  1. Mike01Hu

    Mike01Hu New Member

    My Tab2 7" will not read QR/Bar codes using the main camera, which makes it useless. Focus is poor, even on normal images when zoomed in and not pixelated, and are not anywhere near what should be available with 3.2MPixel cameras. The Tab 2 10.1 performs well when set to 3.2MPixels, so I would expect the same results from the 7". The resolution of the image is poorer than one taken with the front facing camera!!! This has been back to Samsung UK twice and they changed the camera module but with no better results. This is a design fault that Samsung will not acknowledge as other similar cameras perform well. I am pushing for a refund based on the device not being fit for purpose under UK consumer rights.

    What have others experienced with this device?

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  2. AnciusD

    AnciusD Well-Known Member

    I've read that the problem is that the back camera does not auto focus. So until they change that, bar code scanning won't work. The front camera is vga, mainly for google chat so don't expect much. The reviews pretty much point this out.
    I've been meaning to d/l the bar code scanning app onto my tablet to verify this but haven't gotten around to it.
  3. Skull Nokker

    Skull Nokker Active Member

    I concur. I've tried a lot of the code scanning apps and none will work with this device.:(
  4. azlen

    azlen Active Member

    I have a small, inexpensive magnifying glass that, if I hold it over the lens, I can easily focus small bar codes and load. Not perfect, but it works well.
  5. yanger

    yanger New Member

    my wife got me the sgt2 7.0 and i love it! i found the camera was the weakest link as well.

    i bought my wife the sgt3 8.0, and the camera on that one is awesome.

    i tried to copy the SamsungCamera2-Tab.apk to my sgt2 but it wouldn't install (as it wanted to upgrade the sgt2's apk.

    so i wondered, would this work? the focus is not software focus, but hardware doing the autofocus/tap-2-focus, right?
  6. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    Yes, I think it is hardware with camera not software.
  7. txrose72

    txrose72 Well-Known Member

    The cameras on the Tab 2 7.0 do not have auto focus so a magnifying glass or some type of external lens is required to focus on a close object.
  8. brosko

    brosko Well-Known Member

    You need auto focus no matter how good the camera to scan codes.

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