In an imaging apparatus such as a digital still camera, a scene is judged
with using an image data outputted from an area sensor in a preparation
state in which an image displayed on a monitor display serves as a
viewfinder, and another image data to be recorded in a recording medium
in an image recording mode is compensated corresponding to a result of
judgment of the scene. By such the compensation, an image using the image
data recorded in the recording medium can properly be reproduced by an
image outputting apparatus such as a printer.