Shortly afterwards, when I looked into the screen, I nearly jumped when I saw the photo above. Then, I realized that the last time I picked up the camera I had set the Tungsten (white balance, that is, the little light bulb) white balance. That got me thinking... and wondering what would it be if I used the neon white balance setting.
It was the Cloudy setting. Even though the day was actually cloudy, it doesn't seem that this setting actually helps with the color. Or am I being excessively demanding here? Given the circumstances, I switched White Balance to another setting: Sunlight.
Here's it! The same image, or at least its idea, in all the glory of Sunlight (that is, the nice sun sign).
Now, I do not intend to show any camera or software flaws, but rather present the things this camera can do if we, users, stop putting our brain on hold and take the reins.
A result of my own experiment is that I have found a satisfactory setting, even cooler than the Tungsten one: I call it the 2500 degrees view. That's it: for serious tungsten situations, just set the light temperature at its lowest parameter (2500°) and there you go with a perfectly adequate WB for tungsten lights.
More on this later. Thanks!