Quality of the D90 compared to actual m4/3, APS-C?

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awful botcher Junior Member • Posts: 28
Quality of the D90 compared to actual m4/3, APS-C?

Hello! I initially intended to replace a Canon G12 and a Nikon D90 with one camera:

24-300 eq
dedicated on-off-switch, not push-button
fast startup
good image-quality

But such a beast doesn't exist under 1000€:

Sony a6000 has excellent image quality, but lenses are very expensive
Panasonic FZ1000 has (a bit) lower image quality
Canon large sensor EOS 10 or 100 newest model are even more expensive.

For travel, I could live for now with the iPhone and the Canon G12

For the sole applications when I want the focal range 70-400mm equivalent (airshows on a non-professional level), maybe an used AF-S 70-300 is dark, but for 200€ it would cover this one application.

The question now: if modern 20Mp-APS-C cameras (Sony alpha 5100-6500, Nikon D3400-5xxx) all offer excellent IQ, and the m4/3 are not far behind, how far lags the D90 behind? dpreview offers excellent studio scene images where you can compare IQ, but they omitted the age-old D90.

Thanks for any advice.

 awful botcher's gear list:awful botcher's gear list
Canon PowerShot G12 Nikon D90 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D Apple iPhone 6s +12 more
Canon PowerShot G12 Nikon D90 Panasonic FZ1000 Sony a6000
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