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Canon takes on Sony in high-end mirrorless cameras

Japanese company follows Nikon in entering professional-grade arena

Canon unveiled the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera at an event Wednesday. (Photo by Kosuke Shimizu)

TOKYO --  Canon announced on Wednesday its first professional-grade mirrorless camera, just weeks after compatriot Nikon debuted its own version to challenge Sony's dominance in the segment.

 "We have achieved a picture quality that we had not reached before," Canon President Masaya Maeda said at the unveiling event.

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