The Nikon DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR II Nikkor is an accurate and clear lens. However, like any budget long-range zoom, photographers need to invest in decent quality flash to get good low-light performance. While it’s hardly a big deal for many photographers, there is some falloff around the corners when photos are taken in low-light settings.
The lens may have good out-of-focus fields, but finer details can look blurred if the background is crowded and low f stop is used. In addition, distortion is hardly noticeable and very manageable with this lens.