The Canon XA10 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders of this spec and age. Most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera 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 video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras that were launched around the same time as the XA10.
Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.