Help with Aperture "A" mode on LX10

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Help with Aperture "A" mode on LX10

Looking for some experience with the LX10 (US model) compact camera and its aperture/A mode.

When selecting a bright aperture in A, the benefit of having the lens open up to f1.4-2, the shutter speed picked by the camera is just way too low.  Here are some examples- one taken in the intelligent Auto mode (iA) and two taken in aperture (A) priority mode.  Intelligent auto mode picked a shutter speed of 1/125 at f1.4 and iso of 1600.  I'm fine with that.

Hi millie!

However, using aperture priority, it picked a shutter speed of 1/6 (!) with f2.0 and iso 1600.  That's just silly shutter speed that I don't see with my G85.

Exposure is bright for millie

Another picture in aperture priority, another too low shutter speed- this time 1/20 with f2.0 and iso 1600.

Better exposure, still too slow shutter speed.

I went for the LX10 because I have a G85  (and FZ200) and I love it (and aperture priority is something I shoot in majority of the time with the G85 when I'm not doing shutter priority for outdoor soccer games/sports).  I had thought that the familiarity with the menu system and 4k photo styles would help vs. the RX100 III, but man, why is the aperture picking such awful shutter speeds?  I am hoping there is some experience I can draw upon here, even if there aren't many posts about the LX10.

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Panasonic G85 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 OIS +1 more
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