Excerpt: Bought for my daughter who needed to move to a bigger, better sounding keyboard. Nice sounds and samples BUT doesn't come with a power supply(!). For $[*]it should. I know that price is not as pricey as some units out there but seems like a basic thing. Runs on AA batteries.This is not a weighted key model but the keys are sensitive and play nicely so happy with its performance. The unit is light and easy to move around.
Excerpt: Thanks to God that allowed and provided support through www.bhphoto.com who provide excellent service and the items are high quality. We are too happy for receiving the piano and accessories. My daugther have a big smile.
Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Realistic Sound, Versatil
Excerpt: I was drawn to this keyboard because it had 76 keys and it was light. But it has so much more! The Performance Assistant lets you improvise without ever sounding a bad note. The styles are very well done, and the voices! You can practically hear the spit in the Sweet Tenor sax. The USB flash drive connectivity is tremendously convenient. And the keyboard even has a built-in chord dictionary! I really can't say anything bad about it.
Summary: As somebody who wants to learn piano, I started out looking at proper weighted hammer action keyboards, but for that I'd have to spend about double what the NPV80 costs. I also wanted something with USB MIDI output for computer use, and many cheaper models don't give you that. Remember that many people criticising the 'feel' or 'action' of a keyboard are probably comparing the action with an £x,000 upright piano, which is silly.
Summary: A decent piano sound is the number one thing I wanted and it turns out the NPV80 has one. I did find out after playing quite some time that if you hit the keys hard on the Grand Piano setting it sounded a little weird, almost as if the pitch was off. But with normal keystrokes the G' Piano voice sounds very realistic. I was disappointed to note that the first 2 USB memory sticks (Kingston 4GB and non-named 1GB) I put it with midi files were not recognised.
Summary: The Yamaha NPV80 Digital Portable Piano is brilliant for beginners like me. It's light and easy to move around so it doesn't take up a huge amount of space. It's simple to use and has an abundance of different features, many of which I haven't even discovered yet! I'd been wanting to learn to play the piano for years and this is the perfect place to start.
Summary: I bought this for my daughter who is starting to learn the piano. I also looked at the cheaper Yamaha NP-30 piano. I played both before buying this one in a local music store. This model offers a lot more feature than the NP-30 for a relatively small increase in price. If all you want is Piano then the NP-30 will suffice but this keyboard does so much more. For me the difference here is this keyboard has a full set of the standard Midi sounds plus a whole lot more.