The JVC GC-XA1 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 age and type support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This video camera also supports an SD 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 across all video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GC-XA1.
Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.