The Canon XA35 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it support an SD compatible memory cards. This Canon 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).
This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the XA35.
The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is SD.
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.