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Using rechargable battery with new camera for the first time

Am I supposed to assume that it is necessary to charge the battery before using my new camera for the first time??? There's no mention of it in the instruction manual!

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If you are using a rechargeable battery, yes you should fully charge it before you use the camera for the first time. Rechargeable batteries are normally supplied without a charge from the factory, but not always. Fully charged batteries may be in storage for a long time before the camera is purchased and unlike modern dry cells, rechargables will not hold a charge for years.

Fully charge your battery, then run it until it has completely exhausted. If you plan to put the camera in storage at some point in the future, always recharge the battery every couple of months or so, to keep it in good condition.

Of course make sure the supplied battery is in fact rechargeable and not a lithium which should not be recharged.
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