Overall, they're very similar. Slight differences, with the edge barely going to K-5 if you're, say, a landscape photographer. The K-30 might be better for somebody who uses a lot of manual focus lenses and would benefit from focus peeking or better live view.
Hope that helps.
As someone who uses a lot of manual lenses, focus peeking is invaluable to me. It's a great little feature on these cameras if you're into vintage lenses. Nothing beats those old Russian M42 lenses for portraits, the bokeh and softening is killer...and my old M42 55mm f/1.4 has taken some of my best photos (love the colors it gives and the sharpness at all f stops). But yeah, it'll up your game with a lot of the old lenses if you don't feel like investing in upgrading your viewfinder.
Pulled the trigger! I couldn't wait much longer as I "needed" my camera by mid-March. So having completed my research a few weeks back, I was frequenting SD for something to pounce on. Was drawn to Pentax for the weather sealing on their entry-level models, as I like to do a lot of landscape photography (with my P&S) in sometimes-inclement or dusty conditions. K-5 vs K-30 was a tough call, but this deal (+ two WR lenses) made the choice simple.
Thanks OP. I actually bought the other bundle someone linked with the extra accessories, it was only $20 more for me (not 40). Repped you both, although I'm clearly a lurker so it won't count just yet...
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