New Digital Pianos: Casio CDP-S110, CDP-S160 and CDP-S360

Casio has just added three new models — the CDP-S110, CDP-160 and CDP-S360 — to its popular CDP-S digital piano range. These instruments bring improved functionality to the current models.

photo of Casio CDP-S110 shown sitting on a desk
Casio CDP-S110 digital piano

Casio’s CDP-S range of ultra-slim compact digital pianos comprises primarily entry-level / beginner instruments. This is a long-running series—the first CDP digital piano appearing in 2008! Currently, depending on where you live, there are (or have been) seven models in the range: CDP-S90, CDP-S100, CDP-S110, CDP-S150, CDP-S160, CDP-S350 and CDP-S360. The new CDP-S360 comes in as the flagship product.

photo of Casio CDP-S360 on a coffee table
Casio CDP-S360 digital piano

New features include Bluetooth Audio and MIDI capabilities derived from the Privia and Casiotone ranges. Casio’s WU-BT10 Wireless MIDI and Audio Adaptor (sold separately) enables a smartphone or tablet to be connected wirelessly to the piano. Otherwise a cable is required.

The CDP-S360 features a weighted full-sized 88 note keyboard (Casio’s Scaled Hammer Action II with textured keys), the sound engine has been upgraded, and polyphony increased from 64 to 128 notes.

Casio CSP-S360 Highlights

plan view of Casio CDP-S360
  • Portable piano with 88 full size, touch-sensitive, weighted keys.
  • Weighs just 10.9 kg.
  • Backlit LCD display with easy-to-use jogwheel controls.
  • Bluetooth Audio streaming and wireless MIDI with optional WU-BT10 dongle.
  • Includes power adapter, sustain pedal and music rest.
  • Battery power option (requires 6 AA batteries).
  • 6 Track Song Recorder.
  • 32 Registration Memories.
  • Recommended Price: $879.99 (US); £529.00 (UK)

The CDP-S160 (available in red or black) has fewer preset tones than the CDP-S360 but includes a one-button recorder to capture and playback performances.

Casio CSP-160 Highlights

  • Portable piano with 88 full size, touch-sensitive, weighted keys.
  • Weighs just 10.7 kg.
  • 10 High Quality Tones with enhanced Grand Piano tone.
  • Designed to work with the free Casio Music Space iOS/Android app 
  • One-button MIDI recorder.
  • Includes power adapter, sustain pedal and music rest.
  • Battery power option (requires 6 AA batteries).
  • Recommended Price: $799.99 (US) – currently unavailable in UK.

As the CDP-S range is aimed at beginners, learning support is available via Casio’s Cordana app. The app can also be used for MIDI playback, score viewing, and sound settings.

Casio CDP-S110 Highlights

plan view of Casio CDP-S110
  • Portable piano with 88 full-size touch sensitive, weighted keys.
  • Weighs just 10.5kg.
  • 10 High Quality Tones with enhanced Grand Piano tone.
  • Includes power adapter, sustain pedal and music rest.
  • Battery power option (requires 6 AA batteries). 
  • Recommended Price: £389.00 (UK) – currently unavailable in US.

The CDP-S110 is set to become the new entry-level version — “the perfect first step for learning music“, says the Casio blurb. Full specifications of all these new models are listed below.

The CDP-S360 and CDP-S110 are shipping now (UK). In the US, the CDP-S360 and CDP-S160 will ship in February. Shipping dates and prices for other territories are yet to be released.

Websites: Casio US; Casio UK; Casio Europe.


Specifications: Casio CDP-S110 / CDP-S160 / and CDP-S360

Casio: CDP-S110CDP-S160CDP-S360
KEYBOARD
Number of Keys888888
Key ActionScaled Hammer Action Keyboard ⅡScaled Weighted Hammer Action
Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard
Touch Response3 sensitivity levels, off3 sensitivity levels, off5 sensitivity levels, off
Polyphony (Maximum)6464128
TONES
Number of Built-in Tones1010700
Layer / SplitLayer onlyLayer onlyYes
DIGITAL EFFECTS
Hall Simulator / Reverb4 types4 types10 types
Chorus4 types4 types4 types
DSPYes (Preset for some tones)
ACCOMPANIMENT / RHYTHMS
Number of Built-in Rhythms200
One Touch Preset200
Songs Expansion (User Songs)10
Music Library152 songs including 50 exercise phrases
Demo Songs221
User Rhythms10
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Connectivity to Chordana Play for Piano AppYes v.2.4Casio Music SpaceYes v.2.4
BluetoothOptional: Wireless MIDI & Audio Adaptor (WU-BT10) Bluetooth Version 5.0
Bluetooth Audio: Profile: A2DP, Codec: SBC
Bluetooth MIDI: Profile: GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth® Low Energy)
Lesson FunctionPart ON/OFF (Part select: Right hand, Left hand, Both hands)
MIDI Recorder/Playback1 track, 1 song. Data Capacity: Approximately 2,500 notes6 tracks (1 system track+5 tracks), 5 songs.
Data Capacity: Approximately 12,000 notes
Duet ModeYesYes
Key Transpose -12 semitones to 0 to +12 semitones -12 semitones to 0 to +12 semitones -12 semitones to 0 to +12 semitones
Octave Shift±2
Metronome0 to 9 beats, tempo range:20~2550 to 9 beats, tempo range:20~2550 to 9 beats, tempo range:20~255
PedalsIncluded: Damper (SP-3)Included: Damper (SP-3). Optional: 3-pedal unit— damper, soft, sostenuto (SP-34)Included: Damper (SP-3). Optional: 3-pedal unit— damper, soft, sostenuto (SP-34)
Half Pedal (Damper)Yes (Optional SP-34)Yes (Optional SP-34)
Scale Tuning (Temperament)Equal temperament + 16 variationsEqual temperament + 16 variations
Pitch Bend WheelYes
OtherAuto Power OffAuto Power OffCategory button, Registration: 32 setups ( 4 sets x 8 banks), Music Preset: 310, Auto Harmonize: 12 types, Arpeggiator: 100 types, Auto Power Off
DisplayBacklit LCD
MIDIYesYesYes (GM level 1 compatible)
CONNECTIVITY ETC.
Phones1 (Stereo mini, shared with line out)1 (Stereo mini, shared with line out)1 (Stereo mini, shared with line out)
Pedals1 (Damper)1 (Damper / Assignable)
Connector for 3-Pedal Unit (SP-34, CS-470P)
1 (Damper / Assignable)
Connector for 3-Pedal Unit (SP-34, CS-470P)
Line Out1 (Stereo mini, shared with phones)1 (Stereo mini, shared with phones)1 (Stereo mini, shared with phones)
Audio InYesYesYes
USB Type ANoYesYes (Wireless MIDI & Audio Adaptor)
USB Type BYesYesYes
Speakers12cm × 6cm (Oval) × 213cm × 7cm (Oval) × 213cm × 7cm (Oval) × 2
Amplifiers8W+8W8W+8W8W+8W
BatteriesAlkaline AA × 6 (Approx. 13 hours)Alkaline AA × 6 (expected life tbc)Alkaline AA × 6 (Approx. 4 hours)
DIMENSIONS / ACCESSORIES
Size1,322 × 232 × 99 mm1,322 × 232 × 99 mm1,322 × 232 × 99 mm
Weight10.5kg10.7kg10.9kg
ColourBlack (BK), White (WE)Black (BK), Red (RD)Black (BK)
Included AccessoriesPedal (SP-3), music stand, AC adaptorPedal (SP-3), music stand, AC adaptorPedal (SP-3), music stand, AC adaptor
NB. specifications may vary

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