A good lens, although it is perhaps today's more affordable. In sollljus which is when I used this mostly so it's very good.
* Good macro, but be aware that it is at the telephoto unlike most compact cameras
* Zoom barring
* It feels like it has good quality, anyway survived numerous trips now
Not so bright
Not too sharp
Not so good wide-angle, and 200 -> 300 does absolutely NOTHING (try it yourself)