I'm actually beginning to like the LX7's "iAuto" mode better than my Olympus cams for chasing my granddaughter around the room. Here's one shot in iAuto that I like. Yes, I touched it up a bit but the jpg engine and exposure system did a very good job.
You got it exactly: it seems that the camera does a better job of choosing focus that way. Probably, I could change some settings and use another mode but it's easier to just switch to iAuto because I don't have to pay much attention.
These aren't critical shots -- but I'm surprised at how well it does.
Yes, this camera continues to surprise me every day and I like that!
Didn't tried iAuto but did shoot a lot in jpeg in A.priority. Now mostly in RAW. Details are amazing thanks to the LENS! Ergonomics, size, ability to use external flash from our m43 (don't think I'll use this option but tried it out everything besides sensor is great... But the size depends on a sensor so I like this compromise