|Regular Grand Piano|
|Kawai CE220 Digital Piano|
A KEYBOARD, on the other hand, is missing one or more of those features. It may sound like an acoustic piano, but not feel like one at all. Or it may feel like an acoustic piano, but not sound like one at all. Or it may feel & sound and operate like a digital piano but not have 88 black & white keys (maybe just 49, 61, 73, or 76). I have also played keyboards that appear to be a digital piano because it had 88 piano style keys but the keys weren't weighted (just light & quick spring movement) and the sound was more like an organ or synthesizer keyboard. So that wouldn't qualify in the traditional way. Owning a digital piano with 88 keys that are realistically weighted and move up & down correctly (as compared to a good real acoustic piano) is really what you should have if at all possible, especially if you have piano students in your home.
|Roland Fantom Synthesizer|
|Korg Kronos Stage Piano-Synth|
So a Digital Piano tries to duplicate what a regular piano does and some do it very well! The home portable & cabinet digital pianos that also have lots of extra functions & features incl drums, chord styles, recording, etc., are still be called "digital pianos" but they can also be called "ensemble digital pianos" because they have fun accompaniment features and do so many more things to enhance the piano playing experience.
|Yamaha Tyros arranger keyboard|
|Casio PX750 Digital Piano|
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