I'm looking for a new digital camera with 12.1 mega pixels, why...?

...do they range so extremely in price. I found some for $200 and others for $2,000. Are the $200 going to produce decent images? This will be used both for professional and recreational photos. (Some picture I will take at job sites for work), others will just be for my family trips, etc. I don't really... show more ...do they range so extremely in price. I found some for $200 and others for $2,000. Are the $200 going to produce decent images? This will be used both for professional and recreational photos. (Some picture I will take at job sites for work), others will just be for my family trips, etc. I don't really have $2,000 in my budget, but also don't want a $200 one that will die in a year either! Any suggestions?
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