|At first glance the Sony N2 crops look very sharp and detailed, especially the last example of the tennis courts, but upon closer examination the camera appears to be applying more sharpening than is strictly necessary. The mountain ridge in the first crop looks slightly unreal, while some of the buildings in the middle crop have undesirable artefacts. That said, the overall image quality is very good and most artefacts wouldn't be noticed on smaller prints. It's also possible to reduce the N2's sharpening by a notch in the menus.
Certainly, if you like punchy images out of the camera, the N2's Standard colour mode will keep you happy, and there's even a Vivid colour option if you're after something stronger still. If you prefer more subdued results though, you may wish to try the N2's Natural colour mode or decreasing the contrast and sharpness settings. The good news is the N2's lens is well-corrected to the corners when focused at infinity and when set to low ISOs, you can enjoy highly detailed images.