Here is an article on the new Sony Second Generation sensor with a sample image comparing it to the First Generation sensor. It looks to be a marked improvement. The particular sensor is only a 10 MP sensor, but it would not be unreasonable to guess that the new technology will work its way into the rest of the Sony lineup. The question is when?
2d Generation Sony Image Sensor(4 posts) (3 voices)
I think these are for compact and mobile phone sized devices. Still cool though.
This particular sensor looks like a smaller one, but I think they're engineering backside-illuminated sensors for their SLRs, too.
They're in the new coolpix P100:
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