The HC-V500 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most video cameras of this type and age 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 camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.
The worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.