The Vixia HF M500 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. Most video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it support an SD memory card. This Canon video camera also 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).
This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF M500.
Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.