The Canon XA20 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon camcorder supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it support an SD compatible memory cards. This camcorder 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).
An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.
Amongst 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.