I think the DxO sample needs more color noise reduction.
The point was to be default settings with no tweaks.
If I may say so- I don't see the point of using default settings. All raw converters that I have tested need or should be tweaked to get the best results. I think - at least for me- it is important to find out which raw converter can regularly do a good job with Sony files. I have tested quite a lot of raw converters, Bibble Pro, DxO; Capture One Pro; Adobe ACR to name but a few and at least from my experience I have to say- most have quite a steep learning curve to get the best results out of your files. None of them give you a great raw conversion at the default settings. Yes, for some you can download camera specific default settings that are at least pointing you in the right direction but nevertheless tweaking is in most situations needed. Furthermore, some of them have quite a high price tag attached to them...so for me it was a revelation to find out that the newest Adobe raw converter with its new noise reduction feature makes some more expensive noise reduction programs or different raw converters redundant. Also, one can call it tweaking but at least with ACR in the above case it was just a question of using the two noise reduction sliders. My default settings in ACR are all sliders set to zero, that's not how the programm ships but how I have saved my default settings. I don't want noise reduction applied in all cases but only in specific ones.
Perhaps it would be worthwhile comparing the above raw file with the best settings and tweakings that we can achieve with our individual raw converters without any other post-processing?