Here is a list of my top Digital Piano picks available in the market today. Each is highly recommended because of meeting the best features I have listed above.
TOP 5 – Casio PX860 BK Privia
This electronic keyboard is capable of mimicking the sound of a real acoustic piano with its Acoustic Intelligent Resonator (AiR) feature. The PX860 also boasts its Tri-Sensory system which measures the velocity and weight of your pressing action. It is packed with a lot more features but its claim to have 256 notes of polyphony makes it too good to be true.
- The texture of the keys is like that of ebony and ivory.
- Split layer function so you can play two different voices – one on the lower octaves and another on the higher octaves.
- AiR System.
- Tru-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action.
- Weighted Keys.
- More expensive than its predecessors.
TOP 4 – Yamaha P45
One of the lightest electronic keyboards in the market today, the Yamaha P45 is only 25 pounds, and it is packed with multi features and functions. It boasts its Graded Hammer Standard, which is pretty close to a real acoustic grand feel. If you are looking for authenticity, ease of operation, and versatility, this is for you.
- Comes with Advanced Wave Memory (AWM)
- With single button operation for ease of control – very user-friendly, especially for beginners.
- 64-note polyphony.
- USB connectivity.
- Cheaper than other Yamaha models such as the P115.
- Not compatible with MIDI.
- With limited voice options.
TOP 3 – Yamaha P115
Built for the purpose of an authentic feel, the Yamaha P115 has 88 weighted keys that feel so right you would think you are playing a real acoustic grand at a concert hall. It also has velocity sensitivity so it allows you practice how much force you should be exerting for a particular song. It also helps you to practice with your pedals so you can achieve the sustain of the notes required in a song.
- With CF Sound Engine.
- Graded Hammer Standard for a realistic acoustic piano feel.
- USB connectivity.
- With a variety of rhythms and tone options to choose from such as swing, rock, jazz, etc.
- Not MIDI capable.
- Sustain pedal that comes with it is not sturdy.
TOP 2 – Yamaha DGX-660
This is one of the cheapest Yamaha piano models you will ever get. But at this price point, you will still get the main features that you will need as a keyboardist. Yamaha DGX-660 is quite attractive because it already comes with a furniture style bench, a sustain pedal, an instructional video, instruction book, and sustain pedal.
- Very affordable considering the brand.
- With preset songs for practicing.
- Comes with alternative tones and voices
- With Pure CF Sampling Sound Engine.
- 88 weighted notes.
- Some quality issues, in particular with the add-ons.
- The learning guide is a bit difficult to understand for a beginning keyboardist.
TOP 1 – Casio Privia PX360
My top pick is the Casio Privia PX360, which is probably the best in the market if you are looking for value. With 88 weighted keys, a friendly control interface, and amazing sound quality, I think this is the best in the Privia series.
- 550 preset tones.
- AiR sound source.
- Realistic hammer action.
- 200 built-in rhythms.
- Comes with an auto harmonizer
- 128-note polyphony.
- Quality issues with the add-ons such as the sustain pedal.
Whatever your level is, you need a digital piano like the Casio Privia PX360. I can vouch that this electronic keyboard will give you all everything you’ll need to improve your skills. It is not only perfect for practicing but also ideal for both live and studio performances. I forgot to mention that this electronic piano is also MIDI capable. That doubles the value of the PX350.