No - cameras would not capture the detail of the experiments being performed, nor would many of the experiments make sense without some context for the individual labels, if the camera could see them.
All of the analysis of variants relies heavily on sequencing, which is run on a sequencer (such as these ones from Illumina). The data is then transferred directly to servers and processed there through bioinformatics pipelines. None of this could even conceivably be captured by camera.
Almost all viruses are far too small to be seen with a light microscope (for this one SARS-CoV-2 is about the same size as influenza). Bacteria are about on the limits of size that is useful for microscopy. The variants are all about the spike protein configuration and possibly some changes in morphology of the virion, all of which are way way too small to see with a microscope. Electron microscopy can be used to look at protein structure, but is too slow and imprecise to work out variant analysis - much better to do this by sequencing.