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Sony's silent camera takes on high-end Canon and Nikon SLRs

Video analysis system makes presence felt by making big Olympic decisions

The Sony Alpha quietly made its presence felt at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

TOKYO -- Sony, which has rarely been the first choice among professional sports photographers, has a new weapon it is wielding against Canon and Nikon as it fights for a larger slice of the high-end camera market.

Its mirrorless picture-taker has a big advantage in that it does not make the sometimes irksome shutter noise single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras are known for but is capable of delivering high-quality images.

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