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Canon shifts focus from SLR to mirrorless cameras

A latecomer scrambles to tap growth market

Canon will release a new entry-level mirrorless camera.

TOKYO -- Canon will shift more of its focus to mirrorless cameras, a change in strategy spurred by sharp growth in the market.

The company boasts a commanding share of the global single-lens reflex market but was reluctant to enter the mirrorless field over concerns about cannibalizing SLR sales.

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