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Why does my Coolpix B600 use fast shutter speed for landscapes?

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I noticed that when I take landscape pics, especially like the attached, in both "auto" and "auto scene selector" mode, the camera decides that a fast shutter speed is best.  This picture was taken in "auto" mode, but the same shot taken  a few seconds later in "auto scene selector" mode has the same EXIF data.  Both show an exposure time of 1/1600 sec.


I'm still quite a "newbie" to photography, but this doesn't make any sense to me.  Doesn't it make much more sense to have a longer exposure time for these static pictures?  Can somebody please explain the camera's logic here?


Here is the complete EXIF data:


Camera Maker - NIKON
Camera Model - COOLPIX B600
F-stop - f/3.8
Exposure time - 1/1600 sec.
ISO speed - ISO-125
Exposure bias - 0 step
Focal length  - 4 mm
Max aperture  - 3.4
Metering mode - Pattern
Flash Mode - No flash, compulsory
35m focal length 24