I understood the original question. My point is the Baracoda make a terrific bluetooth barcode scanner and if the user needs to scan barcodes in the field it is a simpler solution than trying to use recognition software on the backend to update a database, etc.
Originally Posted by fbrimm
One thing I've noticed is that even with the 8300 and the 2 Mpixel camera using the "Superfine"/Large image/B&W settings, pictures of bar codes are pretty fuzzy. It was hard to visually see some of the separation between bars, but I'm not sure if reading the image file with code would be able to "see" the image data better.
I think the original question about using the camera was meant to avoid having to use/purchase additional equipment.