A good camera for headshots is a digital SLR. Digital SLRs are digital cameras that have interchangeable lenses and a mirror that flips up inside to expose the sensor every time you take a picture. They typically cost anywhere from $400 to $4,000. But what's more important than the camera itself is the lens on it.
You can buy a $4000 camera and use a crappy $100 lens and your headshots will look like garbage. On the other hand, you can buy a $400 camera and a $400 lens and your headshots will look amazing.
Is there a difference between buying a Canon or Nikon camera? Not really. Just know that once you buy one, you are pretty much stuck with it because the lenses are not interchangeable between the two. Make sure to research which one you'll like better.
All you need is this: a decent dSLR camera and an 80mm 1.8 lens. Buy a bounce board and you will be set.
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