The Legria HF R56 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. Most small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it support an SD memory card. In addition, this Canon camcorder supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).
An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.
The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.