The HDC-SD80 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of a similar type and age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this Panasonic video camera 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 in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDC-SD80.
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.