Tom D Quote: "All this time their pictures have been getting worse and worse as their camera got older and older"
Why would a camera take a worse picture just because it "got older" ... it still takes the same photos it always took. The fact that other cameras take better and better photos now has no affect on the photos an older camera takes -- I don't think a camera 'wears out' in that sense ---
I know my 30D still takes great photos - and it's getting pretty old in 'camera years' ...
Actually, that wasn't my quote it was hollis_f and I quoted him. His point was that while a lot of the discussion here has been 7D vs 7D2 a lot of the upgrade market will be folks moving from older generations of cameras. There was a bit of humor in his statement as well to underline that point .
My 40D is still taking good photos and there is an active thread on POTN of 40D users posting photos. A larger sensor and much better low light performance along with much improved autofocus are some of the reasons I'll be moving to a new 7D2.