The Panasonic HC-V500 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of this type and age. This camcorder supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it support an SD compatible memory cards. This 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).
An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HC-V500.
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.