Do you have any opinion on the best camera to use for this project?
I have been too busy maintaining SDM to have time to study cameras !
I suggest that you join the SDM Group, describe in more detail what you want to do and ask for advice on most suitable camera.
There are at least four group members who have done something similar.
In your post, refer to Peter Murphy's animated image on the main webpage.
Although SDM has many features, you can basically just press the switch .. without any scripts.
The gentStereo USB expander is very neat and allows up to twelve cameras to be connected and the USB cables are more flexible than regular ones.
You may or may not need right-angle connectors depending on how your cameras are arranged.
You may wish to use an external power supply.