I think you know what I meant. Nobody calls an LCD a viewfinder, they call it a screen.
Some of us call the external screen a viewfinder, because it is. I agree with "Guy" that it would be good to acknowledge that, on cameras where the rear screen provides a live view usable for composition, it is a viewfinder, as surely as the similarly-sized frosted glass screen device on the top of old-style medium format film cameras (ones without "prism-finders") is a viewfinder, and has always been called that.
And by the way, do all those old-timers who complain about the unstable ergonomics and problems in sunlight of these external screen video "live-view-finders” also have as much contempt for the old "top-down ground glass medium format camera viewfinders"? Even the tiltable external live-view-finders that can be used top-down with the camera-holding hands resting on one's belly?
I like to distinguish the two types of live-view-finders as
- "one-eyed", "peep-hole" or "eye-level".
- "two-eyed", "external" or "rear-screen". Or "tripod friendly". Or "low angle friendly".