I'm working within a project where we do a lot of field mapping. To map objects we use the GPS-enabled,fully rugged convertible notebook Getac V110 (see specs). To create and edit objects we use a geographic information system (GIS) and an input form (Python coded).
At the moment we use an older SLR camera (Canon EOS 550D) to take a photo of every object mapped in the field. At office we have to compare the timestamps of the mapped object and the photo to assign the photo to the object.
In a next step we want to optimize this field work. I want to assign the unique ID of every new mapped object to the corresponding new photo I take in the field.
I want to have a permanent, wireless connection between the notebook and the camera without using an extra WLAN Hot Spot like a Smartphone or Tablet.
I want to copy the last photo taken with the camera to my laptop
and to rename it with the use of my input mask (with Python code)
It is clear that this could be accomplished with a WLAN connection. I talked to the Canon Service and they told me it is possible with cameras like EOS 77D, 80D, 90D or M50. Some days before somebody from a photo shop told me that it is only possible with cameras like the Canon EOS M50 or the Panasonic DC - G9l and the EOS 77D would work only with an extra transmitter.
So I'm really unsure what kind of camera I can buy for this special task.
After creating a WLAN connection of notebook and camera is it possible to see the camera in the file system (Windows 7 64)? So that I can access the photos via Python?