When I last updated my web site on coins, I posted where I then stood on coin photography. I made very little effort to make it simple enough that people with no interest in the subject could take acceptable photos. I invite anyone interested to look over my many pages on the subject but I rarely do things in the way shown any more and probably should replace all those pages with my latest thoughts. I do not recall how to edit my pages now so doubt that will happen.
The problem I see is most people are interested in taking photos only good
enough to sell on eBay
rather than to do the best they can. I suggest the best answer is to practice taking coins and diagnosing problems as they occur. There is no need to have the camera I prefer but you need to have a camera you can operate and understand. There is no upgrade equipment that can replace your learning to use what you have. When you are no longer the weakest link in the chain, then buy some better equipment. If money
is no object, I can suggest really professional equipment but I suspect that older, used DSLR or Mirrorless cameras will outperform the expectations of most of us.
My latest coin photo uses a Canon RP mirrorless camera and 100mm f2.8 Canon EF macro lens used with a cheap
third party extension tube
all supported on a home
made wooden stand positioned near a north
facing window. I do not claim it is the best photo or even the best I have made but it is where I am currently. My old pages document the journey to this point.
The inset in the image is not reduced
but cropped from the original, full size image. The whole coin images have been considerably reduced
in size and merged into one for online use. Unless you plan to make 20x30" prints, this is overkill. I have not made any effort to keep up with the thousand camera models available that may fit your needs rather than mine.