The HC-V500 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 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 in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.
Amongst similar 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.