The HDC-TM80 supports a better memory card type than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it support an SD memory card. In addition, this 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 actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDC-TM80.
A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera.
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.