The Legria HF M52 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it support an SD memory card. This video camera also 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 are a similar age to the Legria HF M52.
Amongst comparable 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.