The Canon Vixia HF M500 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most video cameras of this type and age support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this camcorder 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 actually the best supported memory card type across all comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.
Across comparable 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.