Am I able to zoom in on a live view or recording?

Absolutely and this is one of the advantages of having a high 2 Megapixel display and recording. Customers can use the zoom function in the right hand corner of the main view to digitally zoom or enhance up to 14X and the same applies to recordings.  In this regard, should you wish to zoom onto a number plate (provided the vehicle or plate is not too far away) the registration number can be read without pixilating. Try to do that with a non megapixel camera and its next to useless.  Any required image/s can be downloaded to PC and archived for future reference.