The Legria HF M52 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most video cameras that came out around the same time as it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).
An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF M52.
A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.