Why NEX-6 Movie has horrible color

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Why NEX-6 Movie has horrible color
Apr 21, 2013

I accompanied with a friend for shopping a digital camera. The requirements include built-in eye level view finder, buil-in flash, 1920x1080 video, and capable of using Zeiss ZM lenses. There aren't many choices. He pretty much settled on Nex-6 but with some reservation for Lumix G5. He told me he could wait for EOS-M if Canon will soon offer the next model that can match his requirements.

We did some test shoots with the kit lens and his ZM 21mm/2.8.  To our surprise, the Nex-6's movie has horrible color. It's much worse than even Sony's point and shoot such as TX9, and far far inferior to Lumix FZ200. We went back to the store, assuming it's the user's setting problem, but the store told us that's what the Nex-6 is supposed to be and showed us Sony's advertisement on Youtube.

Yes, it does not looks better. and that is even shot by two profesional photographers, one of them's name  Lucas Rossini ( never heard of, but we are ignorant anyway), (try youtube, look for Nex-6, Alaska). We searched for many other youtube video's shot by Nex-6. It's pretty much what it is.

For curiosity, we also looked for Lumix G5 and FZ200 video on youtube. we found Mel Karch (G5, outdoors), Kinimatmobile01 (G5, Cat), raid0804 (G5, flower),  Lu Browning (FZ200, bird). Manyof these are not even shot by professionals.

Can anyone recommend some youtube footage shot by Nex 6 or 7 or any Nex that look better or on par with the G5 sample footage I listed.

What do I mean by "better", doesn't matter, use your judge.  Thanks.

Oh, by the way, Nex's kit lens is a junk. Nowhere close to G5's kit lens, even though G5's kit lens is nothing to be praised either.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
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