My Sony camcorder is now about 8 years old. It has had a hard life with beach holidays and two children but it has never let me down. It has many features that have never been used and in its day was a well specified expensive camcorder. It will remember birthdays and place on the tape ages, also it has a titler. Even though I have moved on to digital I still have fond memories of the F555 and it is still used today. To compare it to todays digital would do it an injustice, but it is fair to say that it is and was at the time slightly on the large side.