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NEX3 vs IXUS 300HS (PowerShot SD4000 IS) Color Test

As I was taking taking a snap shot of my headphones with my Canon point and shoot, I realized the Lakers purple keeps turning out to be royal blue! I tried shooting with the flash on and off, in AWB, and the results are the same. It is not a real color shift on the entire spectrum as the rest of the colors are quite close to the colors as seen by the naked eye.

At first I thought it might be a color profile (similar to picture style), and/or a white balance setting. I turned off color profiling, it was still showing purple as blue! Then I played with different white balances, the only way I could get it looked like purple again was "fluorescent H", which was a wrong white balance, as shown in the third picture. The light source was a halogen lamp.

Is the Canon p&s purple blind?
Canon LEFT : Sony RIGHT
Canon LEFT : Sony RIGHT
NEX 3 - DSC03638 sm.JPG
NEX 3 - DSC03638 sm.JPG
IXUS 300 HS (PowerShot SD4000 IS) - IMG_2440 sm.JPG
IXUS 300 HS (PowerShot SD4000 IS) - IMG_2440 sm.JPG
IXUS 300 HS - IMG_2441 sm.JPG
IXUS 300 HS - IMG_2441 sm.JPG