AnkerWork B600 Video Bar webcam review

With on-board AI and a light, is the AnkerWork B600 Video Bar the best webcam money can buy?

AnkerWork B600 Video Bar review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The AnkerWork B600 is a premium webcam, but it definitely targets some needs over others. It doesn’t go for maxing-out pixel resolution – rarely beneficial in video calls – but is sumptuously built around a light large enough and soft enough to make video practical even in the dark. The AI noise cancellation is excellent and the software painless but useful; AI subject tracking and switching between three fields of view are handily accessible. If your monitor can support the weight, and you want illumination over resolution, this is (despite the size) simplicity and elegance itself.


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    Built-in light with temperature control

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    Adjustable field of view

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    Video captures High dynamic range

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    4-mic array noticeably improves noise cancellation

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    Privacy bar folds down as physical privacy cover

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    Excellent software user experience

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    Subject tracking AI works well


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    Maximum resolution 2560 x 1440 (“2K”)

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    Not designed for huddle meetings

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    Needs separate power connection

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    Power cable could be longer

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    Unit is physically large & too heavy to rest on laptops

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The AnkerWork B600 Video Bar is intended to be the ultimate in webcams, ideal for making a good impression in video conferences or live streaming. To that end it hasn’t made 4K a priority, but instead is built with extras to improve the quality of video at typical streaming resolutions.

To get good, flattering video, lighting has always been key, so the B600 stands right out from the crowd with a large built-in light. Indeed catering for creative choices are a key aspect of the B600, which includes the option to choose the field of view, as well as enable subject tracking to keep you filling the frame automatically, even as you move. The AI features also addresses a growing irritation many have with background noise on meetings (not everyone likes headphones) by including AI noise cancellation. 

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook