Hi universe_sound, welcome to the Cameralabs forums!
Every single one of these photos was taken with AWB:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olymp ... ages.shtml
What do you think of them?
Apart from some hiccups indoors, which to be fair can affect all cameras, I think it's fine.
AWB genrally works well, but if you have time, I'd always recommend dialing-in a white balance preset which best matches the conditions - such as cloudy or shade. This only takes a second. Or shoot in RAW which lets you easily choose a different white balance using your computer later.