Image noise on PSEye and Firefly cameras?

Hi everyone,

It seems a lot of people use PSEye or Firefly Point Grey or Firefly MV.

It seems hard for me to justify the cost when you can just buy a cheap webcam. Is it because of a noise reduction in the these products ?

PSEye is a cheap camera. The others are machine vision cameras, they have many advantages. You can programmatically control the settings, they have features such as region of interest, on board processing, for debayering and buffering. They also can come in IR only versions and have high IR sensitivity sensors. All very useful when using computer vision. The cleaner the image you can get into your program the less trouble you will have tracking.