I have to make what is basically a fancy photo booth. Since VVVV is my favorite weapon of choice when I have to integrate many different things (camera, image manipulation, micro controllers/motion, printer, screen) in little time I hope it can be the glue I need.
Already tried webcam (logitech C930e) and even if it can deliver high resolution the image quality is not very nice for good portraits.
Also considering Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera (GoPro like) with live stream and http commands, mostly because client seem to want to avoid a large opening for camera lense which seem hard to avoid with DSLR.
The OlympusAir works by HTTP requests to control it, for example, there is a someone controlling it with an Intel Edison board. The controls look very fully featured. I couldn’t find the documentation, but you could call the Python scripts from shell execute.
Sony has a couple cameras including the chip-for-a-body QX-100 that have a HTTP request api too.