The Legria HF M56 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon video camera also 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).
This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF M56.
A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder.
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.