Well, today i received my precious Sony 5300 Still Video Recorder.
Sadly it only works on 120V. The internal PSU is so twisted i discouraged to modify it. I will to use a external 220v to 120v transformer. If required i will oversize the PSU conderser to carry on the higher 50hz wave leap, but the existant is so large i think i may not need to do it.
The 2 Batteries for the 5000 are still on transit.
I everyday learn more from the mvc-5000 working, the camera lacked any instructions. I found the way of control anything, pretty creepy controls anyway.
I found the superb quality of the camera as a videocamera with the help of a cable plus a multisystem monitor. This little fella defeats in quality a TV broadcast camera
Lack battery life (maybe the 2 3000mah batts i bought help on this...)
A error message i associated to the dying battery plus an also dying disk (C err)
Don't sounds 'dangerous'. Being honest, with the size of the thing you expected it to sound like a bazooca
At least looks dangerous.