The Vixia HF M500 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most video cameras of this type and age support an SD memory card. This camcorder 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 in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of this age and type.
A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder.
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.