I own a Canon SX60 HS and would like to know more about the protocol which is used to connect it to the possible software counterparts:

My aim is to connect to the camera from a Linux machine, but for now, I just want to know, what kind of protocol is used.

The broadcast package of the camera in a local network looks as follows:

Standard query response 0x0000
A, cache flush SRV, 
cache flush 0 0 8615 SX60.local TXT, 
cache flush PTR _imink_http._tcp.local PTR MobileConnectedCamera._imink_http._tcp.local
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    That is a DNS lookup response. Nothing to do with the camera. – Jim Garrison Dec 8 '14 at 6:36

I am not aware of any formal name for it. I don't believe it is any standard, just something Canon's engineers cooked up. Your best bet is probably to packet monitor the traffic.

  • I added a wireshark output. You are probably right, as I am not able to find any projects dealing with this on the internet. – Lukas Dec 5 '14 at 18:21

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