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Unlock the potential of your DSLR or mirrorless camera and capture amazing images in any conditions.
Unlock the potential of your DSLR or mirrorless camera and capture amazing images in any conditions.
15,766 backers pledged $2,650,310 to help bring this project to life.

August 11 Update

Posted by Ryan Stout (Creator)

Hey everyone, Ryan here with this week’s update.  

I’m excited to once again report that we remain on track with our current shipping schedule. Our goal was to ship 7,000 units last week, and we sent 7,166 units.  

The rest of the schedule remains the same per our last update. About 7,500 units are in the process of being shipped from our fulfillment center and will continue to ship throughout the remainder of this week. If you are in this batch, you should receive a tracking email no later than Tuesday. This is the schedule for those that backed or ordered before April 1, 2018:  

Week of June 18 - 211 units shipped  

Week of June 25 - 338 units shipped  

Week of June 16 - 578 units shipped  

Week of July 23 - 4,098 units shipped  

Week of July 30 - 7,166 units shipped  

Week of August 6 - 7,500 units - Kickstarter complete; Indiegogo complete  

Week of August 13 - 7,500 units - orders  

Week of August 20 - 7,500 units  

Week of August 27 - all remaining pre-orders from prior to 4/1/18  

On the software side, we have a new release queued up for early next week. We will be submitting it to the app stores after we complete testing over the weekend and into Monday. The release should be available 1-2 days later (after it’s approved by the stores). The new release will include the Wifi Direct solution for Android phones. Wifi Direct allows you be connected to more than one wifi network at once and will greatly improve the ease/success of connectivity on Android phones. Sony users will also see big improvements in many areas, including improvements to connection workflow, stability, general speed, speed during exposure bracketing (on USB Sony cameras), and improvements to handheld mode on Sony cameras. We also have a variety of mobile app stability improvements, fixes to multi/whole scene focus, and various other improvements. We will post the release notes on our website when the app is approved and available in the stores.  

We continue to be very focused on customer support, particularly technical support. If you experience an issue while working with your Arsenal, please write our support team ( and we’ll do everything we can to solve, work around, or escalate the issue to get it fixed. The more feedback we get, the better Arsenal will be, and the faster we will get there. Please remember this doesn’t just have to be challenges you encounter. Continue to recommend improvements or new features so we can share them with the team internally and potentially add them to our features roadmap. 

 As always, thank you for your support and remember to keep sharing your images #withArsenal. 

- Ryan


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    1. Missing avatar

      Michael Poon on

      Ryan, please response to me ASAP

    2. Liu Jun on

      I'm No.7338, I haven't received unit yet.

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      Jim Roche on

      closing this thread? I still have no Arsenal. the Postal Service says the address is wrong, they are unsure if I will get this item at all. And they tell me they can't really update me any more until SEPT10th!!! In the mean time no at Arsenal answers my emails and I have spent hours trying to find out whwere this is in the postal service. AND NO ANSWERS. Good idea, close this thread.

    4. Ryan Stout 2-time creator on

      @Everyone I sent a handful of KS messages tonight, and I saw a number of you already being helped by support. If you didn't get a message from me, it means your reward has already shipped and you should have a tracking email. Look for an email from, and check your Spam/Promotions/Update/other folders.

      Closing this thread down and responding via the new update thread and general comments thread going forward. If you need help with anything, write our support team ( Thanks!

    5. Ryan Stout 2-time creator on

      @Oded Finkels You can write if you need anything. I also sent you a PM on Kickstarter.

    6. Ryan Stout 2-time creator on

      @Quek Kwang Meng Support is a bit backed up at the moment, but I see they responded. Thanks.

    7. Ryan Stout 2-time creator on

      @Calvin Chan See our latest post on the update for the mobile app. Thanks.

    8. Ryan Stout 2-time creator on

      @David Lacroix If the post office loses your package, you won't be out any money. We will file a claim and make sure you are covered. Your inquiry via email was responded to as well. Thanks.

    9. Oded Finkels on

      Why don’t you have an e-mail address for costumer service?!?
      I was supposed to get my Arsenal two weeks ago according to your last update.
      What am I suppose to do?

    10. Randy Snow on

      Got mine, but when I press 'Get Started' on the phone app I get "Please enable Location Permission" with a turn on button that does not seem to work. I am using a android based photo.

      Also pressing the power button and even holding down the power button doesn't seem to turn the thing off at all.

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      Christopher Beach on

      Received the package today, downloaded and update firmware, now unable to connect to the device. No wifi being created. Help.

    12. Missing avatar

      Kelly Stinnett

      Backer 2773...... “One of the first to receive Arsenal.” Nope, nada, ziltch.

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      Craig Suthers on

      Backer 8245. Have not received notification of shipment.

    14. Andrew McGlinn on

      Backer 5450. Still no notification of shipment.

    15. Dave W on

      Mine has been stuck in NJ all week. Not really concerned because I'm hoping to see more bugs squashed in the interim, but it's kind of annoying that it's just hanging out at the Shore.

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      Akash J on

      I got a tracking number via Singapore Post for US transfer, It has reached US but no USPS tracking information. No update on tracking for the last 7 working days. How do i know when it will be received?
      This is my 2nd message on the same issue.

    17. Mark on

      Backer #12,019 not received a unit or any shipping email that I can see.

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      loki on

      Backer #10116 in Canada here and I have no unit and no shipping information either.

      Should I be concerned? I've been part of other Kickstarters and realize that shipping can be a bit of a problem and it sucks that the product goes to market and people down the street get the product before I do but I just want to make sure I get a unit in the next few weeks. I filled out the survey way back when and ensured that I filled everything out that was sent my way.

      What do I need to do to help this process along?

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      Connor O'Flanagan on

      I got mine today. Custom fees of €43 (which was expected). I haven't had much of a chance to play with it yet but what I will say is I too had an issue connecting it to my Rebel T5 and I noticed that there are 2 USB ports and I was using the wrong one. One port is for charging and the other for connectivity.
      The Arsenal should be connected with the blue light facing the rear of the camera and connected using the USB port on the left side of the device. Looking at the unit mounted make sure the text is not upside down or you have it on backwards.
      First impressions and it looks very sluggish on live view but it's early days. I'll be using it on Sunday and report back afterwards

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      Keshava S R Mysore on

      here is my latest video with the app & device working together #withArsenal on a #nikonD750 & #iPhone5S
      if you like it please feel free to follow me at

    21. Bryn GilbertGrant on

      @ryan hey guys I’m a kickstarter backer should I have received my shipping confirmation by now? Cheers

    22. Darryl John on

      Backer 6468. still no email on shipping, bought on kickstarter.

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      Nathan Hamaluik on

      @David Lacroix which Postal system lost your Arsenal? I am in Canada, I received a message from the Arsenal team that they are having issues with Canada Post and the shipping. Apparently, mine was shipped, but I never received any tracking number notification nothing. So, it is supposed to be on its way to me. Also, they said a number of Arsenals are stalled at the Canada Post shipping warehouse.

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      joe malnar on

      Backer #11,509. No shipping info received.

    25. Edoardo Pessi on

      Hi. I've finally receivedy arsenal, but I'm having difficulties in connecting it to the app... Basically every few seconds the app asks me to reconnect to the Wi-Fi, because it can't keep the connection up and running... Moreover the timelapse function doesn't work. I press the shutter button on the app but it doesn't start the sequence... I'm using a Nikon D610 and my phone is an IPhone 8 plus. Please let me know what I can do to fix this... It's a bit frustrating after waiting for soon long for the device to not be able to use it... I've already contacted support, but I thought it was worth it to share also here, as maybe someone is having my same problem!

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      Dan Bartlett on

      Where is my unit? You state that all of the kickstarter units have shipped, I'm #7949 and have not heard a word.

    27. Andraw Andrei on

      This is unacceptable! I still did not got my camera assistant. At the post office they say do not have it in the system, Swiss Post do not answer anymore. On the other hand you did not answer my email.
      I want full refund now.

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      Quek Kwang Meng on

      Hi Ryan, I’ve written and left messages to your help desk the last 2 days and have yet to receive any response or help. Am having great difficulty connecting the arsenal to my Sony a6000. I followed the instructions in your video released a week ago and it does not work at all. Can you do something about this? At least response right?

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      Calvin Chan on

      is the android version update this week? not yet see on play store

    30. Albert J Rawlek on

      Hi Ryan. Last week I received my first email indicating that within 24 to 48 hours I would be receiving my 2nd email with shipping information. I have also sent 2 emails to your help address but have yet to hear back from your team. I was wondering, was this first email a mistake or is your team that busy at this time. I am trying to figure out when my unit is arriving. Currently we are having a week long international fireworks event happening and I was hopeful to have the unit for at least the last couple of days. Thanks.

    31. Becky Chapman on

      I have not received mine either. I have 2 friends in my same community that got theirs. Both backed at the same time as me. Not happy.

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      David Lacroix on

      My arsenal was lost by postal and arsenal dont help me. they answere to me. thanks for this fucking society. money lost

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      Belen Hedderich on

      Backer #3926 Still no information about tracking and I have emailed :(

    34. Serge Jespers on

      Backer #5119 - No tracking info received :/

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      Sebastien Leclerc on

      ******** Perhaps a status update would be appropriate at this point? What's the distribution strategy? Are you prioritizing certain parts of the world first? Are you shipping only for some camera models which are known to be working? Are you shipping by alphabetical order? Please keep us in the loop. I certainly can understand that issues may come along the way of executing a logistics plan, but it's horrible for customers if they aren't kept in the loop.

      Thank you for your understanding and good luck!

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      Nathan Hamaluik on

      All backers should go to it is a Community Forum for Arsenal users set up by one of the Backers here @Frederique Rijsdijk. It is a great resource so far with tips, tricks and troubleshooting suggestions and help for Arsenal users.

    37. Mark Dela Cruz on

      backer 2714, no tracking email, currently Wednesday, in Vancouver, Canada

    38. Mark Dela Cruz on

      backer 2714, no tracking email, it's currently Wednesday, in Vancouver, Canada

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      Bruce Rutherford on

      I was told that my Arsenal was in Canada tied up at customs for the last week and a half. I just entered my tracking number on a Chinese site and it was at the international hub leaving China yesterday.

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      Marcel on

      Backer 9.208
      Tracking Number received August 4th.
      Since that day, it is waiting in Singapore... Also Swiss Post. But no change on the tracking since that day.

    41. Josetru on

      HI; I'm backer 8,341backed in June 22nd 2017 and I haven't received a tracking number for my order either

    42. Andrew McGlinn on

      Backer 5450 and I've had to tracking number. It's now Wednesday.

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      David Welter on

      I'm really getting ancy my Order Number 790264,

    44. Roland Reed on

      Is the functionality for making the Arsenal work on a Fuji XT1 in the new app release coming this week.

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      DW on

      I have reached out 2 or more times on every avenue available. They seem to be avoiding people and that is not a good response form a company that has already been paid and is now starting to lie .

    46. Andrew Bodine on

      Backer 5843

      No shipping info, confirmation, or tracking? Any updates?

    47. Stefanie Rodriguez Barber on

      Backer 12,388

      I haven't received any shipping information since I got that mistaken email back in May. Any update?

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      Jan Stephan on

      Hey Ryan,
      i got the tracking mail that said that the package arrived at der German/Switzerland boarder on 31 July. Now i contactet DHL who told me that my package passed the boarder 3 times (back and forward) and now it stuck in switzerland.
      so there must be a problem between Switzerland(Swiss Post) and Germany(DHL).
      please check if there is a chance to send it again (without a problem)
      Backer 5320

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      Cirrus on

      Hi Ryan!
      Backer 939 !!! here...
      Not even a notice on shipping or any other notification....
      Seems you have problems shipping to Switzerland?!
      Any explanations why my early backing is useless and everybody gets it earlier, even from indiegogo?
      This is frustrating.
      Thanx for any explanation and looking up my delivery...

    50. Siaw Woon Chong on

      Hi Ryan,

      Can I check with you if my order has been posted? I did not get any email regarding the notification and tracking. Can you help?

      Woon Chong