The HDR-PJ580 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. This camcorder supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most camcorders of this age and type support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This video camera also support MS PRO Duo Mark 2 and MS Pro-HG Duo and SD compatible memory cardss. 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 in fact the best supported memory card type across all big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.
An MS Pro-HG compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.