I'm searching for a weighted-action digital piano to start gigging in a band with and to use for studio work at home. I have narrowed the search to the keyboards above which are the limit of my price range here in New Zealand (under $2000NZD).
As priced the keyboards stack up in this order:
I'm leaning towards the Technics as it has got pretty good reviews and compares well with Yamaha P90s,120s. I also like the action on it. The Korg obviously has the name and reliability behind it but it's a brick, the action isn't graded and not all that piano like. I think I would go for the Casio as a second option. It has a pretty good weighted action and sounds for the price - I'm just not sure it would stand up to gigging.
The consensus may be 'buy none of them, get a Yamaha P90 instead' but that isn't really an option as I have trawled every piano store in town (I live in New Zealand) and not seen or played any Yamaha P series keyboards.
I run Logic Express off a laptop so have the option of buying better piano soft instrument sounds (e.g. 'The Grand') so the quality of onboard piano/ep sounds is not critical. However, a keyboard that can cut the mustard when playing with two guitars, a bass, a trumpet, accordian and drums without plugging in laptops is desirable.
Very interested in your advice.