Film comes close. The problem with digital is that the end result is pixeled to death at various resolutions pending and limited by the type of camera, amount of memory it has and the type of processor it has. Type of lens is all important. If you buy a camera buy the best lens and glass you can afford, get as much memory as you can, wait to afford a better camera overall. But if you can’t do that….consider film and consider a lightweight point and shoot digital camera. Film will be the closest to what your eye sees….on photo paper ….not the computer screen. Digital is great for certain papers, but more for processor devices.