The Zoom Q8 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras that were released in the last year. This Zoom camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most small sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it support 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 amongst all small sensor size video cameras that were released in the last year.
The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is SD.
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.