Monday's lead image would have been pretty much impossible with any other camera I've owned, even working with raw files. It was literally a shot in the dark -- the young lady in the photograph is the driver of a Humvee participating in Westminster's Memorial Day parade.
Sony shooter Maurizio Piraccini has made color profiles for every Sony (and Minolta) interchangeable-lens digital camera made, and they're available for free download from his web site. Photoclubalpha provides some good background and "how to" advice for using color profiles as well. Note that Maurizio's profiles are designed to work with raw files, not JPEGs, the idea being to mimic available camera creative settings.