If you’ve got a Lumia 1520 or Lumia 1020 you might want to show off your camera to your friends. Unfortunately, places like Facebook compress the photos so badly that the zoom capabilities of the camera goes unnoticed. Thankfully we’ve got Sozoom. It’s a new app we looked at a few week ago for the Lumia 1520 and 1020 that shows off the power of your camera. The latest update fixes all of our complaints. Let’s check it out.

Sozoom is a fun app that will add a bubble or two to your photo. Inside those bubbles are the magnified view of a specific part of that photo. It’s a fun way to highlight how bad ass your camera is. Here are the latest changes in version of Sozoom:

  • You can now save 1600x900 size photo, it’s good for social network sharing and not affecting much on the 1:1 crop power. (Windows Phone built-in Facebook share will reduce it to 960px, but the app actually save 1600px)
  • Adjust the magnification power
  • Adjust the size of the balloon
  • If you drop the balloon below the zoom/size adjust bar, you can hide the bar by using the ‘hide bar’ app bar menu

Sozoom Sample
Sozoom sample

The latest changes to the app certainly help appease our initial complaints. When we first looked at the app we weren’t big fans on the mediocre image quality the app would output. We’re quite happy that you can now save photos at a 1600 x 900 size.

Sozoom has a free trial, but then will cost you just $0.99 in the Windows Phone Store. You’ll need the Lumia 1020 or 1520 to take advantage of it. 

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