The HDC-HS80 supports a better memory card type than most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras of this age and spec support an SD memory card. In addition, this Panasonic 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 in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of this age and type.
Across 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.