"I must regretfully inform you that we are now closing the 31 year history of "Camera Mainichi". The automatization of the camera has had some bearing on this. That (automatization) did not expand the sales of the single-reflex-camera, but rather seems to have put an end to it. Moreover, with automatization, the camera has become an electronic instrument. The age of silver bromide photographs must undergo a great period of transition now that electronic photography has appeared."
The final issue of Camera Mainichi, April 1985.