Any new battery should be fully charged before using. I found this information from one site, but all the other sites said the same thing.
New batteries should be fully charged before their first use to obtain maximum capacity. Nickel-based batteries should be charged for 16 hours initially and run through 2-4 full charge/full discharge cycles, while lithium ion batteries should be charged for about 5-6 hours. Ignore the phone telling you that the battery is full--this is normal but is not accurate if the battery is not initialized. #DO NOT fully discharge a lithium-ion battery! Unlike Ni-Cd batteries, lithium-ion batteries' life is shortened every time you fully discharge them. Instead, charge them when the battery meter shows one bar left. Lithium-ion batteries, like most rechargeable batteries have a set amount of charges in them.
You're Sony has a lithium Ion battery so you should follow the recommendations above.
I just bought the new Sony CyberShot DSC-350, and I was wondering, as it is brand new from the box, if I should continue to use it until the battery dies on its first charge (like you might do with a brand new laptop), or go ahead and charge it full? I figured it would be fine to do the first option, as it is just a regular Lithium Ion battery.
Thanks for any and all answers!