The HXR-NX5R supports a better memory card type than most small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most latest small sensor size camcorders support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this video camera support an MS PRO Duo and SD 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 actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HXR-NX5R.
The worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera is SD.
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.