The Canon Vixia HF R42 supports a better memory card type than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it support an SD memory card. In addition, this Canon 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).
This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R42.
Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.