Upload & Sell: Off
That was Hammy over in the Sports Forum. He has the company that shoots the cheerleader competition, he has incredible clicks on all of his bodies, sometimes his team will shoot over 200,000 images in a weekend.
The last two weekends probably had 30-40k shots (each weekend) put on each of my MK2N bodies, similar numbers on a recently aquired Mk4, about half that on a 7D.
Totals from two weekends ago: >600,000 shots from 18-27 photographers (not everybody shot all the time)
Total this past weekend: 100,000 from one stage, three photographers.
As Luke mentioned, these aren't spray and pray. This past weekend was a Dance Nationals with 237 teams: 7am-11:30pm, every 3.5 minutes with only two breaks. Doing the math on that equates to roughly only 1 frame per second (per camera)
Those were D2h or D2Hs bodies as I recall.
Actually, I'm a Canon only shop. Most shooters we use are Canon, but plenty are Nikon - Luke is the only one I know that goes both ways. Either lineup can handle the workload.
Here is my last body I sent in... pre-emptively (shutter hadn't failed, but we dropped it, so the mirror box was out of alignment - although it was kinda nice having a TS-E body for a while!)